Sworn Virgin

Director: Laura Bispuri • Albania, Italy

In an Albanian mountain village, a young woman takes a culturally mandated vow of chastity and lives as a man to avoid an unwanted marriage. After 14 years, she leaves home for the first time. Tackling questions of tradition and identity, Laura Bispuri employs a mesmerizing lightness of touch, while Alba Rohrwacher delivers an extraordinary measured performance as Hanna/Mark.

Year: 2015
Language: Albanian, Italian
Subtitles: English
Run Time: 84 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema, Out-Look
Official Website: http://strandreleasing.com/films/sworn-virgin/

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