LOST EXILE

LOST EXILE

Emir, a family man, works for the local underworld as people smuggler between Serbia and Hungary to repay its debts. Hana, a young woman from Kosovo wants to flee an arranged marriage meets Emir to bring her to Hungary.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Fisnik Maxhuni was born in Kosovo during the dismantlement of Yugoslavia. He illegally emigrated to Switzerland in 1993, where he grew up. After finishing his Bachelor in International Relations in Geneva, Switzerland, he moved to Tokyo, Japan for nearly a year to work in diplomacy. In 2012, he began his Master studies in Geopolitics, Security and Territory at King’s College London and did one semester abroad in Singapore. During his stays in Japan (2012), Indonesia (2013), Argentina and Bolivia (2014), he wrote and shot several films blending fiction, documentary and experimental approaches.

It was then only natural for him to turn to professional cinema, while keeping a very political approach to his projects. He is a recent graduate of the Master in Cinema at ECAL (Lausanne) and HEAD (Geneva), specialized in directing. During the two years of his Master studies, he directed ON CULTURE AND TROPICS (2014) as well as MINISTARSTVO SJEĆANJA (2015), shot in collaboration with Béla Tarr in Sarajevo.

With LOST EXILE and his new projects, he always combines his interest and experience in politics with his cinema perspective.

SHORT FILM

CREDIT / SPECIFICATIONS

Switzerland

Drama, Psychological Drama, Roadtrip

 28 minutes 4 seconds

Producer: Britta Rindelaub
Director: Fisnik Maxhuni
Writer: Fisnik Maxhuni
Director of Photography : Léo Lefèvre
Cast: Arben Bajraktaraj & May-Linda Kosumovic