The War is Over

Original Format:  4K Digital (Red1)

Year of Released:  2010

Running Time:  108 min.

Director:  Mitko Panov

Producer:  Mitko Panov

Executive Producer:  Simeon Damevski

Editor:  Robin Erard

Screen Writer:  Mitko Panov

Director of Photography:  Piotr Jaxa

Music:  Duke Bojadziev

Principal Cast:
Muzafer Etemi, Sheqerie Buqaj, Enver Petrovci, Armond Morina, Selman Lokaj, Sulejman Lokaj, Blerta Syla, Dritro Ame

Brief Synopsis:
In 1999 the Rahmanis and their three children emigrated to Switzerland during the NATO bombing in Serbia. After years of living in their new homeland, the family faces the prospects of deportation. Desperate to stay, Rasim – the father of the family and an ex- music teacher – masterminds the making of an Albanian Dance Troupe in order to garner signatures of support from the community… The War is Over is an intimate narrative that reflects the common immigrant experience in the age of globalization. Can a good man hold up under the excruciating pressures of war, exile and deportation? Will he be able to rebuild his life abroad and make sense of it?


Special Award – South – East – European Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2011

The Media Award – International Film Festival PriFilmFest, Prishtina, 2010

Best Balkan Film – Tirana International Film Festival, Albania, 2010


  • Golden Linden International Film Festival, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 2013
  • Innsbruck International Film Festival, Austria, 2012
  • Balkan Food and Film Festival, Albania, 2012
  • Balkan Film Festival, Odense, Denmark, 2011
  • European Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, 2011
  • Kino in der Reitschule, Bern, Switzerland, 2010
  • Gotham Screen International Film Festival, New York, USA 2010
  • Solothurn Film Festival, Switzerland, 2010 (nominated for Best Feature Fiction and Audience Award)
  • International Cinematographer’s Film Festival “Manaki Brothers”, Bitola, Macedonia, 2010

Production Companies:
Pirej Film
Mile Popjordanov 66A
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
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Kamera 300
L’ Ancien manege 19,
Galerie sud,
La Chaux –de-Fonds,
CH-23000, Switzerland
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