Swiss Night @ PriFest

Press release, 17.05.2016

From 22nd to 29th 2016 of April the international film festival PriFest took place in Pristina. The Swiss embassy together with festival director Vjosa Berisha hosted the Swiss Night @ PriFest.

From left to right: Swiss Ambassador Krystyna Marty Lang, actor Dashmir Ristemi, director Lisa Blatter, and Fatos Berisha greeting the public for the movie “Heimatland”.

After the screening of the documentary “Der Imker” (The Beekeeper) guests were invited for a nicely prepared reception at the Red Hall in Pristina. For the second part of the Swiss Night the featured movie “Heimatland” (“Homeland”) was shown. 

Prior to the screening, three Swiss special guests took the floor. Ambassador to Kosovo Krystyna Marty Lang greeted the public and showed herself delighted that Switzerland was part of this year’s PriFest. Lisa Blatter, one of the 10 directors of “Heimatland”, and actor Dashmir Ristemi then gave a short introduction to their movie. It was shown in original language (Swiss German) and with English, Albanian and Serbian subtitles. Afterwards the public discussed about the movie with the present director and actor. Although speaking Swiss German in the movie, Ristemi was happy to answer questions in Albanian – he has Kosovar roots.

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