Directed by Birgitte Stærmose
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.