When Jony, an artist of Muslim origin, returns to his native village in southern Albania, he falls in love with Vera, a Christian. The local muezzin has a perfect view into Jony's attic from his minaret; what he sees there, though immoral from a religious perspective, awakens a feeling of curiosity. The village Christian community also keeps an attentive eye on the liaison. The fragile equilibrium between these to-date peacefully co-existent communities is exposed to a test of character. Also known by the name PRAYER OF LOVE, this comedy critically questions the precarious balance between human emotions and official (double-) moral standards.
35mm | Farbe / colour
Fatos Qerimi, Alexander Habic
Ndriçim Xhepa, Tedi Papavrami, Arta Dobroshi, Mirush Kabashi, Fadil Hasa, Robert Ndrenika, Margarita Xhepa, Natasha Sela, Birçe Hasko
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Artan Minarolli, Ylljet Aliçka - Ylljet Alicka – Born 1952 in Tirana. Poet, author and scriptwriter, as well as ambassador of his country in France. Author of both the novel and script for SLOGANY, which won the main award at Cottbus 2001.
Artan Minarolli – Born 1958 in Tirana. Actor, artistic director and filmmaker. Director of the Albanian Film Archive.
QUIND PËR QIND (1993)
PLUMBI PREJ PLASTELINE (1995, Cottbus 1995)
NATA PA HËNË (2004)