Ballkan Bazaar

JOLIE and ORSOLA , her daughter, losing the bones of JOLIE’s father, to a village in South ALBANIA, discover maybe the most bizarre BAZAAR of bones, with which the history of the BALKANS can be bought and sold. Why not profit, themselves, by selling the bones of JOLIE’s father in exchange for true love?

Synopsis
Would you sell the bones of your father or grandfather, if this was a millionaire business? JOLIE, French, and ORSOLA, Italian, her daughter, after the strange adventures of losing the bones of their father and grandfather, to a village in the South of ALBANIA, discover maybe the most bizarre BAZAAR of bones, with which the history of the BALKANS can be bought and sold. Why not profit, themselves, by selling the bones of their father and grandfather in exchange for true love?
Our story is based on actual events, happened in the South of Albania near the Greek border years ago, based in the old Balkan saying: the place in which the grave of a compatriot has endured the trials of time, is a place worth dying for.

TRAILER

DIRECTED BY

Edmond BUDINA

Produced by

ERAFILM
Sabina Kodra, Robert Budina
Co producer MEDIAPLEX ITALIA
Co producer Ennio De Domenicis
Supported by ANCC, MIBACT

Cast

Catherine Wilkening
Veronica Gentili
Visar Vishka
Erand Sojli
Edmond Budina
Artan Islami
Luca Lionello

Crew

Screenplay and direction Edmond Budina
Director of photography Daniele Baldacci
Sound & mix sound Giaccomo Avanza
Art director Arian Risvani
Costums Stela Laknori
Music Admir Shkurtaj
Editing Marzia Mette

TECHNICAL DATA

Year: 2011
Running time 90m
Country: Albania,Italy
Language: Albanian, Greek

Festivals & AWARDS

  • July 2010 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Work in Progress
  • March 2011 Sofia International Film Festival Balkan Selection
  • September 2011 Prishtina International Film Festival Balkan Selection
  • September 2011 Alexandria International Film Festival
  • July 2014 Chichester International Film Festival
  • November 2014 New York Albanian Film Week
  • INTERNATIONAL SALES

    ERAFILM

    ALBANIAN DISTRIBUTOR

    ERAFILM