Living in a crowded, multi-generational household in a small village in Kosovo, the quiet teenager Venera can rarely find privacy. However, when she befriends the rebellious Dorina, a new, liberating world opens up to her. Slowly, Venera begins to push against her conservative family’s expectations.
Winner of Rotterdam’s Special Jury Award, Norika Sefa’s richly observed debut is a formally unorthodox take on the coming-of-age genre. Amid the brutish landscape of a remote Kosovan village, a teenage girl sows the seeds of defiance that dare to blossom against a stiflingly patriarchal community.