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ADIFF - Sworn Virgin



ADIFF -  Sworn Virgin

Sun 28th FebruaryLight House 1 / 16:30 / 90 minsSworn Virgin Director: Laura Bispuri / 2015 / ItalyWinner: Jury Award for Best Feature Film, Ortigia Film Festival, New Director’s Prize, San Francisco International Film FestivalAs a young woman living within the confines of a Northern Albanian village, Hana longs to escape the shackles of womanhood, and live her life as a man. To do so she must evoke an old law of the Kanun and take an oath to eternally remain a virgin. Years later, as Mark, she leaves home for the first time and travels to Italy to stay with her sister, crossing over into a world unlike anything she has known before. There, she discovers herself again, leading her to contemplate the possibility of undoing the vow she made so long ago.Director Laura Bispuri’s debut feature is an evocative and introspective film that brings light to the centuries-long Albanian tradition of the sworn virgin, or burrnesha. Geoffrey Gilmore.


Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016

Entrance : Free