Katja Verheul (*1988, Netherlands)
2018, Kosov, 20:15 min.
Albanian and English, English subtitles
VAFT screening: Transitions Sun 26.5. ◷ 16-18 @ Kino Diana
During one of the last days of the winter two young Kosovar actors find some left over construction material. While dreaming about leaving the country without the visa hassle they decide to take the shattered parts with them. At an abandoned building they start constructing the different parts building their own one-man rocket - while stories from the past are brought up. Both boys decide that the rocket needs to be launched from the top of the highest mountains in Kosovo, the mythical Accursed mountains. After a dreadful hike to the top of the Accursed mountains, one of the boys will be launched into a new future.
Katja Verheul is a filmmaker and researcher based in Maastricht (NL). She graduated with a BFA in Audio-Visual Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL) in 2012 and holds a MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University (UK) in 2016. Her research and film projects evolves around performative realities, post-truth and power structures.