Croatian Programme - Minority Co-Production
Nine-year-old Aga lives with his mother and four other women in a remote mountain location in Kosovo. Aga tries to make some money by selling cigarettes, but his main goal is continuing to search for his missing father. The only male figure in his life is Cera, who is brutal and harsh even though he keeps an eye out for Aga, who is too young to understand the reason why he lives in the current location with all the women. When an unexpected emergency arises, Aga is forced to help out, which sets in motion a sequence of events that exposes him to the truth.
Kosovo, France, Croatia, Albania | 2019 | 107’
drama | CROATIAN PREMIERE
Original title: Shpia e Agës
DIRECTOR Lendita Zeqiraj | SCREENPLAY Lendita Zeqiraj | CINEMATOGRAPHY Sofian El Fani | EDITOR Keka Berisha, Thomas Marchand | PRODUCTION DESIGN Burim Arifi | COSTUME DESIGN Krenare Rugova | SOUND Nicolas Mas, Pellumb Ballata, Jean Barthelemy Velay, Aymeric Dupas | MAKE UP Jeanne Dehhe | ACTORS Arti Lokaj, Rozafa Celaj, Adriana Matoshi, Shengyl Ismaili, Basri Lushtaku, Melihate Qena, Rebeka Qena | PRODUCER Bujar Kabashi | COMPANY n'Art Films | COPRODUCED BY Woof Films (Croatia), Sacrebleu Productions (France), Ska-Ndal Productions (Albania), SY13 Films (Albania) | DISTRIBUTION Woof Films | SALES AGENT Ninanana
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019 (FEDEORA Award in the East of the West Programme), CinEast - Central and Eastern European Film Festival 2019, Film Festival Cottbus 2019, Göteborg Film Festival 2020
Lendita Zeqiraj (Pristina, 1972) is an award-winning director from Kosovo, who has been declared National Filmmaker of the Year 2014 by the Kosovo Ministry of Culture. Her short films Fence and Balcony have been screened at more than 250 festivals, and have won numerous awards. Aga’s House is her feature debut.