TFF2015 : Laura Bispuri’s SWORN VIRGIN (from the FEATURE NARRATIVE section)

Original title: "Vergine Giurata" [Vivo Films]
Alba Rohrwacher, Emily Ferratello and Lars Eidinger
Directed by Laura Bispuri

Laura Bispuri's SWORN VIRGIN ("vergine giurata" in the original italian title) feels incomplete, a partial film missing a final reel. SWORN centers on Hana (Alba Rohrwacher), a young Albanian woman who invokes the traditional right for females to become honorary males known as “burrnesh” in exchange for taking an oath of virginity. Years later Hana, now known as "Mark," flees the countryside to ... more >