Open Door

In order to deceive their strict-conservative father, sisters Rudina and Elma look for a man to play husband to Elma during their visit in their hometown.

77min | Albania | Drama

Rudina sacrifices herself for her son, her absent husband and his parents. When her little sister returns from Italy pregnant, the two seek a surrogate husband. "OPEN DOOR is a poignant and insightful road movie, a portrait of a conservative, male-dominated society juxtaposed with female solidarity and a relentless desire for change, with magnetic performances by Luli Bitri and Jonida Vokshi." ( "The sisters in my story take on a lot to please their father and put themselves in danger in the process. For me, this absurdity perfectly captures the terrible, tragic and sometimes humorous social landscape that characterizes Albania in the last twenty years." (Director's Commentary)

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