HUNTING FLIES /FLUEFANGEREN, with director Izer Aliu is set to premiere in New York, Saturday, September 28.
This is the debut feature film of the Albanian-born, Norway–based filmmaker Izer Aliu. The film world-premiered at the Toronto IFF, Canada and earned Aliu numerous accolades including the Amanda Award for Best Director.
In this political metaphor about the rise and fall of dictatorship, set in a classroom over the course of one intense day, idealistic teacher Ghani discovers that he’s lost his job on the very first day of school. In an attempt to get it back, he locks his students inside the classroom, and forces them to resolve a generation-long conflict between their villages. As the day unfolds, principles are forced up against necessity how long would our beliefs of any kind stand intact when we are forced to choose between them and our livelihood?
After losing his job on the first day of school, the idealistic teacher Ghani attempts to get rehired by locking his students in the classroom and forcing them to resolve a long-standing feud between their villages. This feature sets up principles against necessity. How long would our beliefs of any kind stand intact when we are forced to choose between them and our livelihood?
- Date & Time—Saturday, Sept 28th 7:00 PM
- Venue—Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016