Dren Zherka’s Eho wins Best Production Award in New York

Eho took home the “Best Production Award” in New York on May 29, 2017. The 6th Edition of New York Albanian Film Week presented by Enkelejd Mezini and Ermira Babamusta announced the Jury winners at the Award Ceremony held at Producer’s Club Theater.

The festival is organized by Mrika Krasniqi and Nil Production. The Jury members are:  Fatrin Krajka, Jamal Hodge, Lulzim Guhelli, Diar Xani and Amina Zhaman. Lulzim Guhelli led the festival jury as the Jury President for its 6th edition.

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Albanian Film Week Jury: Fatrin Krajka, Lulzim Guhelli, Amina Zhaman, Diar Xani, Xhamal Hodge (NY Elite Magazine Photography)

Official Jury Statements:

Fatrin Krajka on the Best Production Award Winner  “EHO”

“It was my pleasure to present the Best Production Award to the team of EHO. This film left a lasting visual and emotional trace on every member of the jury as it pushed not only the boundaries of cinematography but also the ones of artistic expression with exceptional acting performances,” stated Fatrin Krajka, Jury Member of New York Albanian Film Week.

Jamal Hodge on EHO, Winner of ‘Best Production Award’

The films themselves were impressive for their budgets and their rich variety. We had the unforgettable imagery and poetry of ‘Eho’. A film distinctly Albanian and so far removed from the American Hollywood model that at first it left me confused, before a night of reflection revealed its true beauty and intention.

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Fatrin Krajka giving the Best Production Award for EHO. (Photo by Beqir Sina)

Eho by Dren Zherka (Drama)

Cast: Klara Hofels, Selman Jusufi

 

Synopsis: Hanna, a 65 year old woman is involved in an accident in Germany. Subsequently, a young man Luan dies.

Hanna tries to condole with the young man’s family, but she finds out that nobody knows who is because he stayed illegally in Germany (under a false name). Out of guilt she tries to find the unknown family.

Little by little she is involuntarily exploring the man’s life in Germany and opening her own well of sadness.

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