Vera Dreams of the Sea

29/05/2022 - 30/05/2022

Vera Dreams of the Sea

Kaltrina Krasniqi

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Büyülü Fener Kızılay Salon 1, Büyülü Fener Kızılay Salon 4



Vera Dreams of the Sea

About the Film

Vera is a middle-aged sign language interpreter, who leads a well-structured life: a wife to a renowned judge, a supportive mother, and a caring grandmother. Her serenity is disrupted by her husband’s unexpected suicide followed by an unwelcome, menacing parade of relatives who claim to have ownership over their village family house. When the tendrils of an underworld scheme begin to surface, Vera’s world will face danger and seem ready to collapse. Fear and mistrust will force Vera to take the family’s fate into her own hands.

Steeped into an ominous atmosphere, and the winner of the Best Film Award at the 2021 Tokyo Film Festival, Vera Dreams of the Sea is an intimate yet universal portrait of a woman, who must face the raw reality of going against the deeply seated gender issues that prevail in our times. Presenting a striking character portrait where women refuse the legacy of the crimes of men in the patriarchal system, director Kaltrina Krasniqi has produced a multi-award-winning debut feature.

⚠️ The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the participation of the filmmakers.

  • Producer: Shkumbin Istrefi
  • Cast: Teuta Ajdini, Alketa Sylaj, Astrit Kabashi
  • Language: Albanian
  • Subtitles: Turkish, English


2021 Tokyo Film Festival -Best Film Award
2021 Gothenburg International Film Festival – The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award