Home Sweet Home

Kosovo,Macedonia/Fiction/2016/90 min In Albanian/ English subtitles/ DCP Format Arab African Premiere

Agron was long considered dead. His army buddies saw him die during the Kosovo conflict, and thus his return home is beyond surprising. Joy, however, soon shifts to a consideration of practical problems, and the man is forced by a variety of circumstances to remain dead – at least officially. His home thus becomes the backdrop for a portrayal of the myriad problems facing postwar society.

Faton Bajraktari (b. 1974, Kišna Reka, Kosovo) took a bachelor’s degree in film and television direction at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Tetovo (2007–2011). He then earned his master’s at the University of Pristina. He shot his first short film Përpjekja in 2007; other short films followed, of which his Tri dritare (2010) won awards at numerous festivals, including Best Film at the Kosovo fest and the International Film Festival in Tirana. The movie also represented Kosovo at the Libertas Film Festival. He captured the history of Kosovo in the documentaries Gryka e Llapushnikut (2010) and Udhëtimi në thellësinë e Tokës (2010). In 2012 he made his award-winning short film Lufta, which he followed up with the medium-length Morea (2013).

Faton Bajraktari

Directed by: Faton Bajraktari
Producer: Trim Musliu
Script Writer: Zymber Kelmendi
Photography: Latif Hasolli
Editor: Blaze Dulje
Music: Darko Spasovski
Cast: Donat Qosja, Arta Muçaj, Shkumbin Istrefi, Lea Qosja, Susan Mustafov, Albin Bajraktari
Contact: musliutrim@gmail.com