The feature film debut “Father”, from writer/director Visar Morina starts shooting today in Ohrid.
Through the eyes of 10-year-old Nori, the film offers a very special view of Kosovo in the nineteen nineties. Nori suffers a lot of losses and tolerates strokes of fate without lamenting. But after the early death of his mother he is unwilling to accept being left by his father Gezim, too. Noris’ childish consistency shows a kind of extremely profoundness, something, which reaches above the political context of Kosovo or a story of refugees.
The film is a Macedonian/German/Kosova co-production and is supported by a number of national film funding bodies: West German Broadcasting (WDR), Film und Medienstiftung (NRW), German Federal Film Board (FFA), Kosova Cinematography Centre and the Macedonian Film Agency.
The project gathered an international crew of authors, form each of the production countries. Ohrid and its surroundings were chosen as most appropriate locations for shooting the scenes, whose filming is planned to last for a week. The project is also supported by the Municipality of Ohrid, the Ministry of Defense, the Macedonian Army General Staff, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Town of Ohrid’s Port, and the Film Agency.