Return (2017)

Showtimes:
October 19th, 2019 (Saturday) - 3:00 PM :: The old and the new, the traditional and the modern, eastern and western, all intertwine

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 2017
  • Duration: 81 minutes

  • Directed by: Kastriot Abdyli
  • Screenplay by: Kastriot Abdyli, Isa Qosja
  • Produced by: Kastriot Abdyli, Simeon Moni Damevski
  • Leading Roles: Hazir Haziri, Selman Lokaj, Delphine Depardieu


Synopsis:

This contemporary story takes place in a Balkan village where the old and the new, the traditional and the modern, eastern and western, all intertwine. Ilir, a young Albanian man from Macedonia who migrated to France, has decided to marry a French woman by the name of Sabine (perhaps out of love, but perhaps also to secure his residence permit). Because of legal issues (Ilir entered France on a fake visa) he must return to his native village to marry. This seems like a great opportunity for him to see his family again after seven years of absence and for Sabine to learn more about his roots. However, their surprise visit quickly turns sour when Ilir’s father, a traditional old man, realizes that his son has returned only to marry some foreign woman and then leave again, thus breaking the promise he once made to a girl from their village. C0-starring well-known French actress Delphine Depardieu.

Screenings:

Oldenburg Film Festival, 2018



Director Information:
Kastriot Abdyli

Biography:

Mr. Abdyli was born on 10.02.1972 in Kumanovo, Macedonia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (BFA) in Acting from the State University of Tetovo, in Macedonia; a Master’s degree (MFA) in Directing from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Kosova in Pristina, a BA in Economics from the University of Kosova, and a Master’s degree in International Marketing from Globus College in Prishtina, Kosova. He has directed several documentaries, dramatic films and TV shows and is now directing the film ‘Perhaps’, currently in development.