SWORN VIRGIN

By Laura BISPURI

COLORADO FILM PRODUCTION (ROME) - as PROD

Drama - Development 2013

Sworn Virgin is a journey inside the feminine universe told in its many contradictory forms.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ALBANIA, FRANCE, ITALY
    • Languages
    • ALBANIAN, ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Laura BISPURI
    • Writer(s)
    • Laura BISPURI
    • Producer(s)
    • Serena ALFIERI (colorado film production )
    • Synopsis
    • Sworn Virgin is a journey inside the feminine universe told in its many contradictory forms. It is the story of a woman who sacrifices her femininity for freedom, and then sacrifices her honour to go back to being a woman again. She does this without ever setting her feelings aside. Hana Doda, still a girl, escapes from her destiny of being a wife and servant which is imposed on the women in the inhospitable mountains in Albania and appeals to the old law of the Kanun, swearing eternal virginity and therefore becoming a “sworn virgin.” She turns into a man, takes up a rifle and becomes Mark Doda. As Mark, she enjoys the same consideration as any other man, but after over ten years spent in solitude in the mountains, Hana decides to change her life. She leaves Albania and goes to Milan, where she meets caring, loving, people that life had denied her so far. Hana struggles to leave her man clothes and learns to be woman, learning to piece back together the two souls that for years have coexisted inside her body.
    • Partners & financing
    • The film is supported by Media Programme and MIBAC (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities) as first feature film.
      In this moment we are finalizing a co-production with Albania (Era-film) and France (Arizona production), they can join the project with 10%
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2013
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