BABAI

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Atsargiai, sūnau, kas buvo, pražuvo.

Praeitį reikia pamiršti.

Ten-year- old Nori (act. Val Maloku) and his father Gezim (act. Astrit Kabashi) make a living by selling cigarettes on the streets of post-war Kosovo, barely making ends meet. Gezim leaves Nori and sneaks away to Germany, which after the recent fall of the Berlin Wall, seems to be the land of opportunities. Soon Nori follows his father to Germany. Both refugees in a foreign land, they are faced with the hardships in every step, fighting for the roof over their heads, for trust and respect. This delicate drama presents us with a portrait of a small boy of a great courage in the world where he cannot rely on anyone, not even the person closest to him.
Festivals: 
Won Best Director and Label Europa Cinemas awards in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, as well as One Future Prize and Young German Cinema awards in Munich Film Festival; won First Work Award of the Student Jury in Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema and Best Feature Film award in the Crossing Europe festival. Nominated for EFA European Film Awards.

Visar Morina

Visar Morina is Kosovo-born, Germany-based screenwriter-director. Babai is his feature debut. The film was nominated for a variety of awards in numerous international film festivals, and won in several categories in Cottbus, Karlovy Vary and Munich International Film Festivals.