Filming Begins For Kastriot Abdyli's "Return"


The feature film project "Return", began production this week. Written and directed by Kastriot Abdyli, the film is a co-production between Macedonia and Kosovo, being both supported by the Macedonian Film Fund and the Kosovo Cinematography Centre.

The story takes place in the Balkans (Macedonia), in 2000, time where the old and the new are interlaced; traditional with modern, western with Balkan, patriarchal with globalization. Iliri, an Albanian who has migrated in the western countries, in Germany, meets there and decides to marry a German woman, Sabine, to his family's disapproval.

The filming is planned to take place on several locations in Macedonia including the village of Jabolce, Municipality of Sopiste and its surroundings, and Albania.

The French actress Delphine Depardieu will play the main character, Sabine, while the rest of the cast includes Selman Lokaj, Hazir Haziri, Sefete Rogova, Sefedin Nuredini, Teuta Ajdini.