Vera leads an ordered life as the wife of a respected judge, and as a mother and caring grandmother. Her tranquil life is turned upside down by her husband’s suicide, followed by a sinister parade of men who claim they have the right to her village home and threaten to reveal her family secret. Fear forces Vera to take her family’s fate into her own hands. An intimate portrait of a woman who must face a bleak reality and stand up to deeply rooted gender stereotypes.
This debuting director from Kosovo co-founded the Kosovo Oral History Initiative, which publicizes the lives of a variety of individuals. She studied film directing and journalism in Kosovo and film production at UCLA. Her film Vera Dreams of the Sea premiered at the Orizzonti section of the Venice Film Festival and won the Ingmar Bergman award for best debut at the Goteborg Film Festival.
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