Monday, June 22, 2009


I wanted to bring to your attention a new movie that is opening soon in the USA. It is titled LORNA'S SILENCE, and it won Best Screenplay Award at the 2008 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL. It is the story of Lorna(Arta Dobroshi), a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, who wants to open a snack bar with her boyfriend Sokol(Alban Uka). It is a French/Belgian film about two Albanians, played by Albanian actors, and it is written and directed by award winning film makers: Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

The directors auditioned young Albanian women from many cities in the Balkans, including Tirana and Pristina. They settled on Arta Dobroshi, a young woman from Kosovo who lives in Sarajevo.

These are some of the Media comments:

"Dobroshi is brilliant as Lorna"
Steve Watson, Film4

"Dobroshi gives a brave and affecting performance"
Andrew O'Hehir, SALON

"Dobroshi offers up a masterful performance"
David Nusair, REEL FILM

It seems like a film to watch for! In the Boston area, it opens on August 14th at the Landmark Theatre, Kendall Square. I look forward to posting your reviews!


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