Vergine Giurata

Sworn Virgin, 2015

Plot

The story begins on the “cursed mountains” of Northern Albania, 30 years ago. This is a different world, a patriarchal society where the Kanun code is in force and it regulates the life of the communities. The code is based on blood feuds, honor and family clans. In the Kanun it is written that women are just windbags that need to bear things. Hana lives here. She wants to scream to the world “I am free, strong and I am a woman!” and so she is in conflict with the archaic society. Hana loses her parents and is adopted by her uncle and aunt. She grows up with her cousin Lila. The two teenage girls own the same spirit of escape, but their paths are separated. Hana decides to become a “sworn virgin”. In these countries women have the possibility to take an oath in front of 12 elders: Hana takes on a male name, wears man clothes and is free like all men, but she has to deny herself sexuality and love forever, remaining a virgin for all her life.

Movie card

Direction Laura Bispuri

Screenplay Laura Bispuri e Francesca Manieri

Cinematography Vladan Radovic

Editing Jacopo Quadri, Carlotta Cristiani

Art Direction Ilaria Sadun, Tim Pannen

Music Nando Di Cosimo

Cast Alba Caterina Rohrwacher, Emily Ferratello, Lars Eidinger, Flonja Kodheli, Luan Jaha, Bruno Shllaku, Ilire Celaj, Dajana Selimaj, Drenica Selimaj

Production Vivo Film, Colorado Film

Distribution Istituto Luce

Location Bolzano, Merano, Albania

Language  Italiano

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