EXCLUSIVE: Here’s your first trailer for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight entry The Hill Where Lionesses Roar, which marks the feature debut of actress-turned-filmmaker Luàna Bajrami, who notably starred in Celine Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
The Kosovo-set film, which some are comparing to festival hit Mustang, follows three young and free-spirited women who decide to escape their daily lives and form a gang.
France’s Vents Contraires is producing with Kosovo-based company OrëZanë Films. Le Pacte has taken French rights from Loco Films which handles sales. Acajou Productions are also producing.
Having just turned 20, Bajrami is the youngest female director to be selected for Directors’ Fortnight in its 52-year history. As well as directing, she has a supporting role alongside her young cast consisting of Era Balaj, Flaka Latifi, Urate Shabani and Andi Bajgora.
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