Afterwar

Directed by Birgitte Stærmose


Length 83min

Year of production 2024

Production countries Denmark, Kosovo, Sweden, Finland

In co-creation with lead cast Xhevahire Abdullahu, Shpresim Azemi, Gëzim Kelmendi, Besnik Hyseni

Written by Birgitte Stærmose

Director of Photography Marek Septimus Wieser, Troels N’koya Jensen

Editing Stefan Sundlöf, Anne Østerud

Sound Design Kristian Selin, Eidnes Andersen

Composer Erik Knive Skodvin

Producer Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films)

Co-Producers Misha Jaari & Mark Lwoff (Bufo), Visar Arifaj (Kabineti) Fredrik Lange (Vilda Bomben Film)

The children transform into adults before our eyes. Yet they remain in limbo, haunted by memories of war. Combining raw realism and staged performance, Afterwar is a meditation on the long-term repercussions of war – a cinematic testament created over a period of 15 years.

World premiere at the Berlinale Panorama programme, February 2024.