Screening – The War is Over

Screening June 7, 2010 7:00 PM

In 1999, following the Kosovo war, the Rahmanis and their three children emigrated to Switzerland.  After years of living in their new homeland, the family faces the prospects of deportation.  Desperate to stay, Rasim – the father of the family and an ex music teacher – masterminds the making of an Albanian Dance Troupe in order to garner signatures of support from the community…

The War is Over is an intimate narrative that reflects the common immigrant experience in the age of globalisation.  Can a good man hold up under the excruciating pressures of war, exile and deportation?  Will he be able to rebuild his life abroad and make sense of it?

The will also be post-discussion drinks after the screening until 10.30pm
Writer/Director/ Producer   Mitko Panov
Cinematography   Piotr Jaxa
Music     Duke Bojadziev
Editing    Robin Errard
Countries of production Macedonia/Switzerland
108 mins

Mitko Panov was born in Macedonia and now lives and works in Switzerland. He studied Directing at the Polish National School forFilm, TV and Theatre in Lodz. He has received a number of international awards. Panov has taught directing at the New York University Graduate Film Department, the German State School for Film and TV in Munich and is a founding member of the New York Film Academy.

Supported by:
UCL & The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland

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