Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Albanian director Florenc Papas’ debut feature Open Door, which has its world premiere at Sarajevo Film Festival next week.
Open Door will screen on August 19 as part of the official competition.
A road movie about two sisters who travel from Italy back home to Albania to meet their strict and traditional father, it follows Rudina and Elma as they enlist a former classmate to play the part of the Elma’s husband, as she faces her father having travelled very pregnant and unmarried.
As revealed by Screen, Germany’s Patra Spanou picked up world sales rights for the title during Cannes this year.
Papas has previously made shorts including 2013’s If…. He has presented Open Door at Sofia Meetings, and as a work in progress at Thessaloniki Film Festival’s Agora Film Market.
The film is produced by Eno Milkani for Albanian Bunker Film+ with Kosovo’s Circle Production, Italy’s Lupin Film and Macedonia’s Award Film & Video.
Sarajevo Film Festival runs from August 16-23; it will open with the world premiere of Ines Tanović’s Son in competition, with guests at the festival including honourary award recipient Alejandro González Iñárritu.