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Basholli, Blerta

Sundance's triple award-winning film is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije, who, like many of the other women in her patriarchal village, has lived with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went missing during the war in Kosovo. To provide for her struggling family, she pulls the other widows in her community together to launch a business selling a local food product. Together, they find healing and solace in considering a future without their husbands but their will to begin living independently is met with hostility. The men in the village condemn Fahrije's efforts to empower herself and the women around her, starting a feud that threatens their newfound sovereignty and the financial future of Fahrije's family. Against the backdrop of Eastern Europe's civil unrest and lingering misogyny, Fahrije and the women of her village join in a struggle to find hope in the face of an uncertain future.

Rating: Not rated.|||adult

director, Blerta Basholli.

Title from disc surface.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.

Yllka Gashi, Cun Lajci, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi.

DVD, widescreen (1.66:1), 5.1 surround and 2.0 stereo, color.

Albanian dialogue; optional English subtitles.

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize winner: Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival, 2021

Audience Award winner, Sundance Film Festival, 2021

Directing Award winner, Sundance Film Festival, 2021

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