EUROPA

EUROPA
fiction, A 2023, 98 min.

Festivals
Sarajevo Film Festival
Haifa Film Festival
Zürich Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Rio Film Festival
Viennale
Taifas Festival
Marrakech International Film Festival
Les Arcs Film Festival
Pune International Film Festival
Europa! Europa Film Festival Australia
KINO Athens
Sguardialtrove Film Festival
Diagonale
Festival Cinéma du Monde de Sherbrooke

Cast
Lilith Stangenberg, Jetnor Gorezi, Steljona Kadillari, Mirando Sylari, Tobias Winter, Jeff Ricketts

Crew
writer & director: Sudabeh Mortezai
1st AD: Robert Budina
2nd AD: Frenki Veshi
casting Austria/Germany: Eva Roth, Ulrike Putzer
casting Albania: Suela Bako
director of photography: Klemens Hufnagl
editor: Julia Drack
colorist: Andi Winter
original sound & sound design: Atanas Tcholakov
production designer: Julia Libiseller
costume designer: Carola Pizzini
makeup artist: Tom Mayr
producers: Mehrdad Mortezai, Sudabeh Mortezai
executive producer UK: Mike Goodridge (Good Chaos)
line producer: Ropert Opratko
line producer Albania: Sabina Kodra (Erafilm)
production manager: Louis Oellerer
production coordinator: Bianca Leutgab
accountant: Susanna Harrer

Funded by
Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund, ORF (Film/Fernseh-Abkommen), Film4

Austrian Distributor
Filmladen Filmverleih

International Sales by
Memento International

Synopsis
Beate, an ambitious executive working at EUROPA, a mysterious corporation looking to expand into the Balkans region. Seemingly promoting philanthropy and investment in underdeveloped areas, Europa actually needs to buy off lands from locals in a remote valley in Albania using Beate as the main negotiator for this ambiguous mission. But things don’t go as planned when she is challenged by Jetnor, a stubborn and spiritual farmer who refuses to leave the land of his ancestors.

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