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Visar Morina

​2008 Sirenes (short)
2010 Der Schübling/Death by Suffocation (short)
2013 Von Hunden und Tapeten/Of Dogs and Wallpaper (short)
2015 Babai/Father

He was born in 1979 in Prishtina, Kosovo. In 2009, he graduated from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, with the film Death by Suffocation. This award-winning short premiered at the Max Ophüls Prize and was broadcast by ARTE TV. His short film Of Dogs and Wallpaper had its premiere at the International Competition segment of the Locarno IFF in 2013, and was nominated for the German Short Film Award 2014. Babai is his first feature film.

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Father / Visar Morina

Ten-year-old Nori and his father Gezim earn their living by selling cigarettes in pre-war Kosovo of the nineties. Gezim will hear nothing of Nori’s mother. He is an expert at escaping the past and now he wants to flee Kosovo, without Nori. But the boy tries everything in his means to prevent his dad from leaving. An accident results. The shocked father takes Nori to the hospital. When Nori gets out, his father is gone. Angry, yet determined, Nori sets out on a perilous journey and indeed finds his father in Germany. With the persistence only a child can have, he confronts his father about leaving him behind.

Director:Visar Morina
Script:Visar Morina
Cinematography:Matteo Cocco
Editing:Stefan Stabenow
Sound:Igor Popovski
Music:Benedikt Schiefer
Costumes:Genoveva Kylburg
With:Val Maloku (Nori), Astrit Kabashi (Gezim),Adriana Matoshi (Valentina), Enver Petrovci (Adem)
World Sales:Heretic Outreach, Greece T. +30 210 600 52 60
Production Design:Jutta Freyer
Producer:Nicole Gerhards
Production:NiKo Film, Germany
Production Country:Germany-UNMI Kosovo-FYROM-France
Co-production:Produksioni Krusha (Κosovo), Skopje Film Studio (FYROM), Eaux Vives Productions (France)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Crystal Globe for Best Director – Karlovy Vary IFF 2015, Czech Republic
One Future Prize, German Cinema New Talent Awards for Best Director,
Screenplay & Actors – Munich IFF 2015, Germany
Award for Best Male Role – Avvantura Zadar IFF 2015, Croatia
Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES:Friday, November 06, 2015 - 23:00 | ID:067
STAVROS TORNES:Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 18:00 | ID:565