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Hero of the Desert (2022)

A young woman in her forties named Ana, rushing to work, had an accident and hit a man around 30s. She tries to send the boy to the hospital, but he refuses because he is an illegal immigrant and fears that he will be deported by the state. Ana decides to ta... read more

Completed On: 01 Aug, 2022

Duration: 24 min 30 sec

Genres: Fiction, Short

Country: Albania

Director: Lorena Sopi

Submitted By: Lorena Sopi

Hero of the Desert Poster

A young woman in her forties named Ana, rushing to work, had an accident and hit a man around 30s. She tries to send the boy to the hospital, but he refuses because he is an illegal immigrant and fears that he will be deported by the state. Ana decides to take him home to be treated. Until the boy recovers, unknowingly they fall in love, but when they try to sleep together, the boy runs out of bed and gets out. When he leaves the house, he suddenly goes out to his homeland, to his past, to a desert where three rude men castrate him because Nadifi has made love to a girl from his village. Desperate, Nadif turns to Anna and tells her the truth, He can’t be a man and has nothing to offer her. He runs away from Anna's house and returns to his immigrant friends with whom he lives under a bridge on the outskirts of the city. One day Ana comes to the bridge and looks for Nadif. After an honest conversation, she convinces him to go back to her house and live with her, because despite all, she loves him.
  • Directors
    Lorena Sopi
  • Producers
    Bujar Berisha
  • Writers
    Lorena Sopi
    Schauerfilm
  • Film Type
    Fiction, Short
  • Genres
    Drama
  • Runtime
    24 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date
    01 Aug, 2022
  • Production Budget
    20.000 EUR
  • Country of Origin
    Albania
  • Country of Filming
  • Film Language
    English
  • Shooting Format
    2K
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Not yet.

AS FILM PRODUCTION
Albania: All Rights

Director's Biography


LORENA SOPI - Director | Screenwriter | Producer

She was born on 12.12.1997 in Prishtina - Kosovo. She has graduated at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Prishtina - branch of film and television directing /bachelor and master/. She continued her studies at Yorkville University - Toronto Film School, Ontario in Canada. She graduated with honors in Film Production - Toronto Film School / six terms /. Lorena Sopi, has worked in various international projects as a director, screenwriter, editor and producer.
Mobile: +383 45409711 E-mail: [email protected]

FILMOGRAPHY
1. Beyond of Darkness – short fiction, Screenwriter, producer and director Lorena Sopi. AS Film Production, 2022.
2. Hero of the Desert /Heroi i Shkretëtirës/ - short fiction – Screenwriter, producer and director Lorena Sopi. AS Film Production, 2022.
3. Hashtag /Thurje /, short fiction – Screenwriter Brikena Sopi. Producer and director Lorena Sopi. AS Film Production, 2021.
4. The Hug of Destiny / Përqafimi Fatit /, Documentary film – Director Jakov Sedlar, narrator Armad Assante, Producer Lorena Sopi. Ollendorff Center & AS Film Production, 2019
5. Schauerfilm, short fiction – Producer, Screenwriter and Director Lorena Sopi. AS Film Production & Nositi Production, 2019
6. Ray / Rreze /, short fiction – Producer, Screenwriter and Director Lorena Sopi. Written according to the diary of Rreze Abdullah . AS Film Production, 2018
7. More beautiful than the Spring / Më e bukur se pranvera /, short fiction – Producer, Screenwriter and Director Lorena Sopi. AS Film Production, 2018
8. Eternally Child / Përjetësisht Fëmijë /, short fiction - Producer, Screenwriter and Director Lorena Sopi.AS Film Production, 2017
9. Mona, short fiction - Producer, Screenwriter and Director Lorena Sopi. AS Film Production & Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Prishtina 2016
10. Begin Again, short. Director Bar Kirshon. Script Supervisor: Lorena Sopi – Toronto
11. I Love You, short. Director Andrew Kim. Script Supervisor: Lorena Sopi - Toronto 2018
12. With Wonder – Winnie Varghese, Documentary feature. Director Sharon Lewis . First Assistant : Lorena Sopi | Production: Zero11Zero | Toronto | 2019

Lorena Sopi's films have been part of the official programs of more than 200 different international festivals such as Oberhausen International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival (short conner), New York International Film Festival, Salerno International Film Festival, New Delhi International Film Festival, etc. Lorena Sopi, with her short films, has won more than 60 international awards. ‘RAIN SONATA’ will be first debut feature film of Lorena Sopi.

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