Alexander

Alexander (2023)

September 11th is the date of the key events from which Ardit Sadiku’s documentary portrait Alexander reverberates, as New York migrant Alexander Gruda and his wife Marjana retrace the steps of a loss that has helped define who they are today. Yet Alexander’s 9/11 was not in 2001, but rather back in 1990, when he…

Mountain

The Forgotten Mountain (Mali i Harrum) (2018)

As the titles from his filmography – Life Between the Waters (2017), The Forgotten Mountain (Mali i Harrum, 2018) and Encounter in the Air (2019) – suggest, Albanian writer/director Ardit Sadiku is an auteur of the elements. His sophomore feature opens with a spectacular vista of the sublime, in a montage of aerials revealing cloud-girt…