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alief films


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ZANA (XK-AL) 2019. Drama. Feature 90min. Albanian w English Subs. Log: Haunted by her long suppressed past and pressured by family to seek treatment from mystical healers for her infertility, a Kosovar woman struggles to reconcile the expectations of motherhood with a legacy of wartime brutality. Producers: Crossing Bridges Films, On Film Production and alief. Director of Photography: Sevdije Kastrati. Written by: Antoneta Kastrati & Casey Cooper Johnson. Directed by Antoneta Kastrati.


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“The essence of ZANA is captured by the powerful yet subtle performance of rising star Adriana Matoshi” – Cineuropa Review

“Astute… Unflinching… Impressive debut” – Screen Review

“Overwhelming emotional experience” – Cinema Scope Review

3 STARS “Beautiful and bleak feature debut.” – Now Magazine Review

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NEGATIVE NUMBERS (GE-FR-IT) 2019. Drama. Feature 98 minutes. Georgian w English Subs. Log: How the introduction of rugby reformed a forgotten generation of young prison inmates in Tbilisi, Georgia 2012. Producers: alief LLC, Magnet Films, Wide and 39 Films with the support of GNFC and EURIMAGES. Co Executive producer: 1991 Productions. Production Designer: Ika Avaliani. Director of Photography: Tato Kotetishvili. Writer & Director: Uta Beria. SALES: Wide Management


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52582623_1718918131542807_2718852677919309824_oOUR EVIL (BR) 2017. Drama Horror. Feature 98 minutes. Portuguese with English Subs | Log: What would you do if the Devil is going to take your daughter’s soul? Executive Producer: alief LLC. Producer: Kauzare Filmes. Writer-Director: Samuel Galli. Distributors: Uncork’d/Dark Star (US-CA) Matchbox (UK-IE), Alamode (GE), Tema (ES), Premiere (BENELUX), Njuta (SCAN), Moviecloud (TW), O2 Play (BR), Netflix (LATAM).


 REVIEWS

One of the most assured, unconventional genre pictures of recent years.” – The L.A. Times

unpredictable, provocative, affecting and creepy, a break-out cult hit“- Screen International

tightly wound smorgasbord“- Starburst Magazine

evokes both The Sixth Sense and The Exorcist“- Sci Fi Now


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I LOVE ZOMBIES (CO-GE) 2020. Horror Thriller Social Feature. 100 minutes. Spanish with English Subs. Log: A central government officer has recruited a group of outcasts to bring him five severed zombie heads.  Their destination  is filled with thousands of walking dead in this thrilling adaptation of the popular comic book Illustrated by Marcelo Pont Verges (production designer of  Oscar Winner SECRET IN THEIR EYES). Producers: MADLOVE Group, alief LLC . Production Designer: Marcelo Pont Verges. Writer: Cesar Oropeza. Directors: Cesar Oropeza & Henry Rivero. STATUS: Financing.


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I AM WITH YOU (CH-GE) 2020. Drama Feature. 95 minutes. Georgian W English Subs. Log: A young 13 year old girl is balanced between the conflict of her country at civil war and a battle to overcome her own personal trauma; as she walks forward with her country into freedom. Producers: AMKA Films, alief LLC. Writer & Director: Melano Sokhadze. STATUS: Development.