by Visar Morina
Germany/France/Kosovo/Macedonia 2015 104 min. Albanian-German-Serbian original version with German subtitles
sat 14 nov 6:00 pm Murnau Filmtheater
Script: Visar Morina, DoP: Matteo Cocco, Editor: Stefan Stabenow, Production: NiKo Film, Producer: Nicole Gerhards, Cast: Val Maloku, Astrit Kabashi, Adriana Matoshi, Enver Petrovci, Xhevdet Jashari
the past and now he wants to flee Kosovo, without Nori. But the boy tries to prevent his dad from leaving. An accident results. The shocked father takes Nori to the hospital. When Nori gets out, his father is simply gone.
"This feature debut is rendered with exceptional intensity and a flair for portraying the emotional complexities of the child’s situation." (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
Biography: Visar Morina was born in 1979 in Prishtina, Kosovo. In 2010, he graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, with the film DEATH BY SUFFOCATION (DER SCHÜBLING). This award-winning short premiered at the Max Ophüls Prize and was broadcast by ARTE. His last short OF DOGS AND WALLPAPER (VON HUNDEN UND TAPETEN) had its premiere in the International Competition at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2013, and was nominated for the German Short Film Award 2014. BABAI is his first feature.
Filmography (selection): 2008 SIRENEN, 2010 DER SCHÜBLING, 2013 VON HUNDEN UND TAPETEN (all short films), 2015 BABAI
Awards (selection): Label Europa Cinemas and Prize for Best Director (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czechia 2015), One Future Prize and various Young German Cinema Awards (Munich Film Festival, Germany 2015)