"Escort" with the weight of the moment that transforms life
It is a dynamic thriller, with many events, but at its core it gives weight to the moment or an action that has the power to give life a powerful turn. In the case of "Escort", the life span is changed for the worse. The main character's life is alienated and turns into a constant effort to get him back on track. The co-production between the three Balkan states - Croatia, North Macedonia and Kosovo - has come with a story like this in Pristina, at the 15th edition of the international film festival, "PriFest". On Friday night, at "Kino Armatë", the public was introduced to the dark world of the underground, as a warning of the consequences of diving into it. The show was preceded by a warning from the co-producer of the actor from Kosovo, Fatmir Spahiu, that the film is for audiences +18.
The Kosovar premiere follows that of July of this year at the Film Festival in Pula, Croatia, which this year marked the 70th edition.
"Escort" directed by Lukas Nola, a prominent name in Croatian cinematography and not only, apart from Spahi, the cast includes actors Fiona Gllavica, Ilir Prapashtica and Dukagjin Podrimaj from Kosovo and Bashkim Alajn from Montenegro.
Actor and producer Fatmir Spahiu said that the director was the reason that pushed him to be a co-producer in this production. He said that the premiere in Kosovo gives a different feeling. He came to "PriFest" as a co-producer with two films.
The whole event takes place after a party, which takes a completely different direction, a party between three friends, which turns into a tragedy. Miro, a 40-year-old businessman, enters the clutches of the underworld when he spends the night with a prostitute, who is later found dead in the hotel room where he was staying. Trying not to destroy his happy life and also his business, with the help of the hotel staff he manages to hide the death of the prostitute, but it all turns into a horror. Until then, the happy family man is blackmailed and endangers the happy life he had before the terrible night.
Actor Dukagjin Podrimaj plays the role of a Croatian director who lives in England. He said that the first comments after the film are never real, nor are his personal impressions.
"Escort" is a film full of adrenaline, the scenes are contrasts of worlds, exactly how life can be transformed in a single night.
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