- Original title
Vergine giurata (Sworn Virgin)
- Running time
- 90 min.
Laura Bispuri, Francesca Manieri (Novel: Elvira Dones)
Co-production Italy-Germany-Switzerland-Albania; Vivo Film, Colorado Film Production, RAI, Bord Cadre Films, Match Factory Productions, Erafilm
- Synopsis / Plot
- Hana is growing up in an archaic alpine landscape in Albania where the old codes and traditional gender roles prevail. She escapes the fate of a wife and servant when, in accordance with the Kanun, the traditional Albanian law, she pledges herself to life-long virginity, thus sacrificing her femininity for perceived freedom. From now on, she is treated like a man. She is given a dagger and the name of Mark. But after ten years of seclusion, she decides to change her life and takes the train to Milan, where her sister lives with her family. She is not exactly expecting Hana ...
: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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