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Ka Me Kalu

Belgium
2021 — 28' / Color

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Synopsis

Stela, from Albania, returns to her mother's home in Brussels to attend her grandmother's funeral. She notices suddenly that her mother is possessed by fear rather than by grief. Her behavior seems confused, absurd and even, sometimes, paranoid. The trauma resurging from the past invade their lives.

Director Biography

Flonja Kodheli was born in Tirana. Her family fled Albania to Belgium, after the fall of the communist dictatorship. She then studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Mons where she obtained a first prize in piano and chamber music. Subsequently she became more and more interested in acting and decided to devote herself to it by joining the Cours Florent in Paris. In 2013 she obtained the leading role in the film "Bota" by Thomas Logoreci and Iris Elezi. She then played in "Sworn Virgin" by Laura Bispuri, in Official Competition at the Berlinale and Nora Ephron Award at Tribeca Film Festival, the Netflix film "Rimetti a noi i nostri debiti" by Antonio Morabito, "Exil" by Visar Morina, selected at Sundance and recently in Romain Graf’s series "Helvetica", awarded Best francophone foreign fiction at the Festival of La Rochelle, in which she plays the leading role. "Ka me kalu" is her first short film as a writer-director.

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Director

Flonja Kodheli

Producer

Sebastian Schelenz

Cinematographer

Virginie Surdej

Editor

Damien Keyeux

Sound

Olivier Struye

Contact

Flonja Kodheli
[email protected]