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Antoneta Kastrati – Zana #SydFilmFest

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Motherhood, dreams and the horrors of war.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Antoneta Kastrati, directors of the film Zana.

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A conversation with Antoneta Kastrati, director of Zana, selected for the European Film Promotion’s EUROPE! Voices of Women in Film program, in collaboration with the Sydney Film Festival. Zana explores motherhood, the power of dreams and the horrors of war. It is also based on Kastrati’s own experiences as a war survivor – as the film takes place in Kosovo and revisits wartime trauma – and her work and research on the time. In this interview, we also talk about how her background in documentary filmmaking and journalism informs her approach in filmmaking, as well as the themes of the film, including tradition and superstition and how it shapes the role of women within society in Kosovo.

Zana: Mysticism and modernity clash in this tense family drama about a Kosovar Albanian woman’s struggles to overcome wartime trauma and conceive a child.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Antoneta Kastrati
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Zana
  • Festival section
    EUROPE! Voices of Women in Film
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