Në Mes

In Between
In the age of globalisation, digitalisation and over 68 million refugees worldwide, questions arise. What, where and when is homeland? What is ‘Leitkultur’ (‘defining culture’)? A leading German politician even advocated the establishment of a ‘Heimat’ (‘homeland’) ministry. Në Mes examines traditional family and patriarchal values and ideas. In rural Kosovo, fathers build identical houses for their sons. These sons live all over the place, anywhere except Kosovo. The houses embody the love, longing and hope of those who stayed at home for those who went to work abroad that they will one day return and settle here again. In practise however, they only ever come back for family celebrations and funerals. Although they feel connected to the homeland and culture of their childhood and youth, they also feel alienated. Do they even want to return? So while the houses are symbols of family equality and unity, they are also castles in the air.
by Samir Karahoda Republic Kosovo 2019 Albanian 14’ Colour, 2K DCP World premiere Documentary form

Crew

Written and directed bySamir Karahoda
CinematographySamir Karahoda
Camera AssistantGazmend Bajri, Milot Bunjaku, Flamur Hasani, Jetmir Zenelaj, Bujar Hoxha
EditingEnis Saraçi
Sound DesignMemli Kelmendi
SoundGëzim Rama
Motion Graphics DesignerNita Salihu Hoxha
Production ManagerArlind Kirajtani
ProducerEroll Bilibani

Produced by

Sk Pictures

Prizren, Republic Kosovo

+383 46 176226

World sales

Radiator IP Sales

Brüssel, Belgium

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Samir Karahoda

Born in Prizren, Kosovo in 1977, he began to working as a photographer in 1992. In 2003 he completed a photography degree at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, where he is currently a postgraduate student. Alongside his work as a photographer, he is also a cinematographer and lecturer and curates the short film programme at the DokuFest International Documentary Film Festival in Prizren. Në Mes (In Between) is his directorial debut.

Filmography

2019 Në Mes (In Between)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Dates

Berlinale Shorts Go Kiez: Two by two
Feb 14 21:30

Odeon

Subtitles: English

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Berlinale Shorts IV: Before imagination: reality
Feb 08 16:00

CinemaxX 5

Subtitles: English

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Feb 12 21:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 14 17:00

Colosseum 1

Subtitles: English

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Feb 15 16:00

CinemaxX 5

Subtitles: English

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Reaching intelligent souls everywhere
Feb 13 15:00

Zoo Palast 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 17 17:00

Colosseum 1

Subtitles: English

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