The Van

Albania, France
2019 — 15 min / Colour

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Synopsis

The Van finally stops, the doors open and the Son comes out alive. A few more fights and he will be able to pay his way out of Albania, and hopefully, take his Father with him.

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Director Biography

Erenik studied at the Academy of Arts, Tirana where he graduated with a Master degree in Film Directing. His thesis was Seed Money, a short film written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). He has participated in the Sarajevo Talent Campus as a Screenwriter, where he developed the short script Reverse which was produced a year later for the Sarajevo City of Film. Reverse collected awards for best film at the Drama ISFF and Cinematic Achievement award at Thessaloniki ISFF. In 2013 he wrote and directed the short film Alphonso that was screened in festivals such as Vancouver International Film Festival and Brussels ISFF. His last short film The Van opened in Cannes' Official Competition for Short Films in 2019 and is now travelling around the globe with more than 50 selections to date, including Sarajevo, Melbourne, Valladolid, Tangiers and Clermont-Ferrand. His films showcase the inner struggles of the characters as they confront with the socio- political space they inhabit, ultimately coming down to unsettling decisions that define them as comic, tragic or grotesque portraits of society. Erenik currently lives and works in Tirana, Albania. He's currently writing his first feature film.

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Director

Erenik Beqiri

Producer

Olivier Berlemont

Émilie Dubois

Ermir Keta

Amantia Peza

Cinematographer

Guillaume Le Grontec

Editor

Pauline Pallier

Sound

Rémi Durel

Screenings & Awards

Cannes, France, 2020

Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2020

Planos FF, Portugal, 2020
Best International Short Film

My True Story FF, United States, 2020
Audience Award

Tulipoff IFF, Denmark, 2020
Award of Recognition

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