A short film directed by Elena Beatrice & Daniele Lince
Based on a script by Roberto Tomeo | a Balkan’s Gate project
A couple decides to get married but clashes with a – not so – old tradition: the mother-in-law wants to be present during first wedding night.
Voyeurism? Not at all, the woman “just” wants to be sure about the virginity of the bride.
Una coppia decide di sposarsi ma si scontrerà una vecchia tradizione che in realtà vecchia non è: la madre dello sposo vuole essere presente alla prima notte di nozze della coppia.
Voyerismo? No, la donna è lì “solo” per assicurarsi che la sposa sia vergine.
AR Production presents
a Balkan’s Gate project
a short film by Elena Beatrice & Daniele Lince
starring Anila Balla & Lorin Terezi
and with Rita Gjeka
post-production sound and mix by Simone Lampedone
edited by Daniele Lince
camera operators Elton Dardha and Erald Deda
based on a script by Roberto Tomeo
written by Elena Beatrice & Daniele Lince and Roberto Tomeo
executive producer Rezar Gjoka
produced by Ajola Daja
co-produced and directed by Elena Beatrice & Daniele Lince
SEE Online Film Festival 2021 – WINNER Best Short Film
Cine Fern Film Award 2020 – WINNER Best Women Filmmaker’s Film, March Edition
Top Indie Film Awards, Spring 2020 – WINNER Best Message & Best Original Idea, NOMINATION Best Cinematography
Scrittura e Immagine, Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio (Premi Flaiano) 2019 – Official Selection
NYC Shorts of all Sorts “Directed by Women” 2019 – Semi-Finalist
GENERIcamente UMANI 2020 – Official Selection
DEA Film Festival 2020 – Official Selection
Torino (Italy), November 2019, #StorieCheDevonoFinire, by Arci Torino
Pescara (Italy), August 2019, Cinema Festival “Pop Cort”, by IFA – Scuola di Cinema Pescara with Sulmona Int. Film Festival & Adriatic Film Festival – Italian Premiere
Tirana (Albania), TEN Qëndra Multifunksionale, January 2019, Screening Day, by Balkan’s Gate & OSCE
Shkodër (Albania), Kinema Millennium, October 2018, Final screening of Balkan’s Gate projects
Interview about Balkan’s Gate and reVirgination on Abanian TV1 with Elena Beatrice, American director Nathaniel Hansen, Albanian director and founder of Balkan’s Gate Ajola Daja and Iranian director Nasrin Golereyhan