Faton Bajraktari’s debut feature Home Sweet Home has been selected by Kosovo to represent the country in the Best Foreign-language Film category at the 2017 Oscars.
Home Sweet Home which premiered earlier this year at the 2016 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is written by Zymber Kelmendi, and stars Donat Qosja, Arta Muçaj, Shkumbin Istrefi, Lea Qosja, Susan Mustafov, Albin Bajraktari.
The film tells the story of Agron, a young man who was considered dead after he went missing during the Kosovo War, while he was serving as a soldier in the Kosovo Liberation Army. When he returns home, he is faced with the shock of his family: his wife, Hana, and his children Drita, Luan and Blerta. They, and even the village where they live, had already got used to Agron’s death, which means that his return leaves a bittersweet taste.