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My lake (2020)

MY LAKE, or "my movie", although it is a cinematic narrative in itself, is quite simply an ordinary story, natural for its extraordinary reality, unnatural for Albanian society. For about ... See full summary »

Director:

Gjergj Xhuvani

Writer:

Gjergj Xhuvani (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariton Pollozhani Ariton Pollozhani ... Kristo
Tristan Halilaj ... Ismail
Vedran Zivolic Vedran Zivolic ... Pasko
Elia Zaharia Elia Zaharia ... Miranda
Luiza Xhuvani Luiza Xhuvani ... Pasko' s mother
Birçe Hasko Birçe Hasko ... Grandfather
Juli Emiri Juli Emiri ... Ditka
Miriana Deti Miriana Deti ... Grandmother
Genti Haizizi Genti Haizizi ... Njaziu
Ilda Pepi Ilda Pepi ... The nurse
Goran Kristo Goran Kristo ... Goran
Kastriot Shehi Kastriot Shehi ... Police chief
Sonja Oshavkova Sonja Oshavkova ... Barmaid
Franceska Hysi Franceska Hysi ... The girl in night club
Shkelqim Jaupi Shkelqim Jaupi ... Father of goran
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MY LAKE, or "my movie", although it is a cinematic narrative in itself, is quite simply an ordinary story, natural for its extraordinary reality, unnatural for Albanian society. For about three decades this same leitmotif has continued played out in one form or another. Drug trafficking, money - Children are born and raised with an atypical moral code where making money to lift you out of poverty, by illegal means, somehow makes you a man. It makes you somebody.

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Drama

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Masterpiece of the albanian cinematography!
25 October 2020 | by cvetomircenovSee all my reviews

It's so odd that nobody yet wrote a review about this cinematographic masterpiece. It's so beautifully shot. The characters are so real, no overacting which otherwise is the biggest problem in my opinion for the balkan movies. It's harsh and simple like the life proves to be in this region. The nature around the Prespa lake is very well exposed, those stunning views! It made me think of a non commercial version of an Italian mafia movie with Balkan taste and focus pointed on the teenagers and how they handle this reality. I had almost no experience with Albanian cinema but this movie definitely made me wish to see more. Thank you, I enjoyed it!


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Language:

Albanian | Macedonian

Release Date:

10 September 2020 (Albania) See more »

Also Known As:

Moje jezero See more »

Filming Locations:

Prespa, Albania See more »

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Budget:

EUR600,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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