Category: feature
Director: Antoneta Kastrati
Producer: Casey Cooper Johnson
Country: Kosovo, Albania
Year: 2019
Length: 97'
Production Status: completed


In a small Kosovar village, Lume lives with her husband, Ilir, and mother-in-law Remzije. Lume's daughter was killed in the war a decade ago, and she has been unable to conceive since. Modern medicine has failed, and now her mother-in-law, desperate for a grandchild, is working on securing an eager new wife for her son. Lume is convinced to seek help from a traditional healer, but the suppressed traumas of a vicious war rear up to threaten her chance at happiness.
With a tremendous central performance by Adriana Matoshi as Lume, Zana is a profoundly personal film from director Kastrati, a war survivor herself, and one that makes clear the lingering impact of war.

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