AroView: Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury prize at Sundance 2021, this is a tender, clear-headed testament to the strength and determination of women ravaged by war and patriarchal rule in Kosovo.
Grief, resilience and not-taking-any-more-crap are written all over the face of wonderful lead actress Yllka Gashi, whose compelling character bravely ventures into a small agriculture business while still haunted by the loss of her missing husband seven years after their bloody war for independence. Highly recommended for fans of films like “Mustang”.
“This is an immersive portrait, buoyed by a central performance that’s hypnotizing in its sparse naturalism. What Basholli has made is a thoughtful, humanistic exploration of the fortitude needed to summon hope in a time and place resigned to hopelessness.” ~Roxana Hadadi, The A.V. Club