Private Project

Not a Time for Guitars

Kosovo - 1999. As tension arises from the war approaching the village, a couple needs to overcome their differences and fears in order to save their family.

  • Ariel Shaban
    Director
  • Ariel Shaban
    Writer
  • Catharina Schreckenberg
    Producer
  • Arben Zharku
    Producer
  • Fabian Gasmia
    Producer
  • Adriana Matoshi, Veton Osmani, Igballe Qena, Mailinda Matoshi, Florist Bajgora, Mysherefe Preka Llozana
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    70,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Kosovo
  • Country of Filming:
    Kosovo
  • Language:
    Albanian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Asiana Film Festival
    Seoul, Korea
    November 6, 2014
    Asian Premiere
Director Biography - Ariel Shaban

Ariel Shaban began with script writing and directing in 2007, writing and shooting his first two short documentary films, followed by his first short award winning film "The Wedding Tape" in 2011. He has finished two more short films in 2014, namely “Tourist” and “Not a Time for Guitars” and he is developing his first feature film.

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Director Statement

This film aims to show the effects of pressure and war on family dynamics, role of father in the times of war.