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Video: Fence

Kosovar filmmaker Lendita Zeqiraj shows us a group of French women from different generations of the same family loudly confronting each other with their views on life, love, desire, race, men, and the patriarchy. The family gathering turns into chaos while the youngest one – the only boy – looks for an escape.

Running Time: 15 minutes

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Fence (screenshot0

Lendita Zeqiraj is an award-winning Kosovar film director, screenwriter and visual artist. Born on February 13th 1972 in Prishtina. During the war in Kosovo, she moved to Paris to study film. In 2014 she was declared National Filmmaker of the Year and won The Annual Film Excellence Award for Cinematic Achievements by the Kosovo Ministry of Culture.
She has written, directed, and produced a number of shorts and documentary films, which have participated in over 300 International Film Festivals. Her short film FENCE won Best Narrative Short award at Palm Springs Int’l ShortFest, Hamptons and New Orleans Film Festival. Her previous short film BALCONY, premiered In Competition Orizzonti at the 70th Venice Film Festival and screened at over 170 other international film festivals. Her debut feature film AGA’S HOUSE won the Grand Prize for a screenplay at the American Movie Awards.

2 comments on “Video: Fence

  1. johnlawsonpoet
    November 18, 2019

    A wonderful technical achievement–not a single cut in the whole film. The amount of rehearsal that went into the performances, including the camera’s performance, must have been extraordinary.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vox Populi
      November 18, 2019

      Thanks, John. I agree. The craft of the filmmaker is exquisite, and the subtle build up of tension is palpable. It’s completely understandable that the boy has to escape the oppressive household.

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