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Cold November

1h 30min | Albanian |  Ismet Sijarina

FADILI an archivist finds himself in a difficult situation, he has to choose between two options, being aware that both of them are wrong. As consequence if his decision Fadil involuntarily and unwillingly, "swallows" the shame, endures the pressure coming from all sides.



Kushtrim Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi, Emir Hadzihafizbegovic, May-Linda Kosumovic, Fatmir Spahiu, Dukagjin Podrimaj, Labinot Lajçi, Gordana Boban

Cold November
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Festivals and Awards


Zurich Film Festival 2018   

Winner, Audience Award

Nominated, Golden Eye


Bosphorus Film Festival 2018

Winner, International Competition


San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018

Nominated, New Directors Award


RiverRun International Film Festival 2019

Nominated, Jury Prize




About the Director


Ismet Sijarina (Director/Scriptwriter) is a filmmaker and scriptwriter living in Prishtina, Kosovo. Beside directing short films, Ismet was focused on documentary films as well. He's documentary "Beyond the rainbow" had its premiere in Sarajevo Film Festival was greatly accepted by audience and critics, and showed that, Ismet brought an original and auteur approach.


His projects were shown, in many European film festivals, such as Karlovy Vary film fest (students' competition 2002), Sarajevo film fest, Dogma film fest, Cinema tout ecran, Tirana film festival, Nine eleven film festival, Rome international film fest (USA), Dokufest etc. Since 2006, he works as an Associated Professor in the University of Prishtina, Film Directing Program.


As young artist, he is considered to have brought a fresh approach on filmmaking in Kosovo. In april 2018, he completed his first feature film "Cold November", supported by Kosovo Cinematography Center, and Albanian film center.






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