The Van

Canadian Premiere | Albania | 15 min

Director: Erenik Beqiri

Writer: Erenik Bequiri

Stars: Phénix Brossard, Arben Bajraktaraj

Country/Language:  Albania/Albanian

Notable Festivals: Cannes Film Festival, Manaki Brothers ICFF

Synopsis: The Van stops, the doors open, and Ben comes out alive. Another few fights and he will be able to leave Albania. He still hopes his father will leave with him.

Erenik Beqiri

Erenik Bequiri

Erenik studied at the Academy of Arts, Tirana where he graduated with a Master degree in Film Directing. His thesis was Seed Money, a short film written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). He has participated in the Sarajevo Talent Campus as a Screenwriter, where he developed the short script Reverse which was produced a year later for the Sarajevo City of Film. His films showcase the inner struggles of the characters as they confront with the socio-political space they inhabit, ultimately coming down to unsettling decisions that define them as comic, tragic or grotesque portraits of society.