Exile

Local title
Eksiil
Original title
Exil
Director
Visar Morina
Country
Germany, Belgium, Kosovo
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
IN FOCUS: NEW GERMAN CINEMA
Genre
/mängufilm/

Xhafer is oringinally from Kosovo, but perceives himself as being well integrated in German society. Then cracks quickly develop in the supposedly firm construct that is his identity, when he finds a dead rat hanging outside the door of his family house. The signs that this pharmaceutical engineer is being bullied and harassed in his workplace are increasing. Even if neither his wife nor his colleagues seem to believe him.

In his second feature-length film, director Visar Morina dissects the psychological effects of social exclusion. The increasingly alienated state of mind of Xhafer (played by Mišel Matičević) is mirrored subtly by changes in imagery and perception in this year’s Oscar candidate for Kosovo.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Visar Morina
Screenwriter
Visar Morina
Cast
Mišel Matičević, Sandra Hüller, Rainer Bock, Thomas Mraz
Producer
Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade
DoP
Matteo Cocco
Editor
Laura Lauzemis, Hansjörg Weißbrich, Visar Morina
Runtime
Language
German, Albanian
Director
Visar Morina

Babai (Isa, PÖFF 2015), Exil (Exile, 2020)

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Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening030603 / Eksiil
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening035014 / Eksiil
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening062103 / Eksiil
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening091505 / Eksiil
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
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