Vera Dreams of the Sea

Wed 06 July / Pálás 3 / 17:00

2021 / Albania, Kosovo & North Macedonia / 87 min / Drama

Vera is a middle-aged sign language interpreter, who leads a well-structured life – a wife to a renowned judge, a supportive mother, and a caring grandmother. Her serenity is disrupted by her husband’s unexpected suicide followed by an unwelcome, menacing parade of relatives who claim to have ownership over their family house. When the tendrils of an underworld scheme begin to surface, Vera’s world will face danger and seem ready to collapse.
“This nuanced, nervy story [is] as much a character portrait as it is a social critique.” — VARIETY

Steeped in an ominous atmosphere, Vera Dreams of the Sea is an intimate yet universal portrait of a woman who must face the raw reality of going against the deep-seated gender issues that prevail in our times.

Irish Premiere

Director: Kaltrina Krasniqi
Writer: Doruntina Basha
Producers: Istrefi Shkumbin, Ognen Antov, Klajdi Papadhimitri & Kaltrina Krasniqi
Cast: Teuta Ajdini Jegeni, Alketa Sylaj, Astrit Kabashi & Refet Abazi

Principal funder