"Lost Exile", diploma Film - major in direction, directed by Fisnik Maxhuni
© Fisnik Maxhuni

Master Cinema HEAD/ECAL au Festival du film de Locarno

August 2017

Emir is a family man who works as a people smuggler between Serbia and Hungary. Hana is a young Kosovar woman who is eager to flee her country and arranges for Emir to drive her across the border. Emir’s employers, the local underworld, order him to stop off at a border town motel. They see in Hana a potential source of revenue and want to turn her over to a prostitution ring. Emir will have to search deep within his soul and humanity as he struggles with this moral dilemma.

International Premiere : Locarno Film Festival 2016 
Prize : Locarno Film Festival 'Cinema & Gioventù' Jury Prize 

Directed by: Fisnik Maxhuni
Written by: Fisnik Maxhuni 
World Premiere: August 2016 
Original Version: English/Albanian/Serbian (german/english/french subtitles), colour, DCP, 29 min.   

Production: Alva Film, Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse   
Producer: Britta Rindelaub    
Executive Producer: Uka Yll 
Cinematography: Léo Lefèvre          
Editing: Kostas Makrinos     
Location Sound Mix: Charles Menger      
Sound Editing: Adrien Kessler
Sound Design: Adrien Kessler       
Rerecording Sound Mix: Adrien Kessler
Music: Boris Gétaz    
Lighting: Astrit Bica

Festivals ( a selection)
Clermont-Ferrand, 40th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 02.02.2018 – 10.02.2018 
Solothurn, 52. Solothurner Filmtage, 19.01.2017 – 26.01.2017
Paris, 14e Festival international Signes de Nuit Paris, Competition, 24.11.2016 – 04.12.2016
Villeurbanne, 37e Festival du Film Court, Competition, 18.11.2016 – 27.11.2016
Tirana, 14th Tirana International Film Festival, Competition, 03.11.2016 – 11.11.2016
Lisbon, 14th International Festival Signs of the Night, Competition, 01.10.2016 – 09.10.2016
Prizren, 15th Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival Prizren, Competition, 05.08.2016 – 13.08.2016
Locarno, 69° Festival del film Locarno, Competition, 03.08.2016 – 13.08.2016 

Awards (a selection)
Delhi, Delhi Shorts International Film Festival, Best short film 2016
Locarno, Locarno Festival, Mention spéciale Concorso nazionale (Giuria dei Giovani) 2016
Tirana, Tirana International Film Festival, Best Albanian Short Film 2016
Villeurbanne, Festival du Film Court, Prix de la région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes 2016

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