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A satirical drama about the rise and fall of dictatorship, set within a classroom. It’s the first day of school, just after the local elections. Idealistic teacher Ghani receives the news that he has been laid off because he failed to vote and express his support for the winning party. Political and ethnic confrontations are mirrored in problematic relationships among the students, who reflect their parents’ views. In a desperate attempt to keep his job, Ghani locks the students in the classroom in order to compel them to resolve the conflict between their two villages. The tumultuous day filled with tension will force Ghani to choose between his existence and personal beliefs. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Subtitles: HR, EN
Born in Macedonia in 1972, currently residing in Norway. He graduated from the Norwegian Film School with the film To Guard a Mountain (Å vokte fjellet), which has gained international acclaim, including the nomination for the Student Academy Award. Hunting Flies is his first feature film.