01.10.2017Batusha's House will be Screened at the Astra Film Festival in Sibiu, Romania, on 20.10.2017 and 21.10.2017.

11.08.2017Batusha's House will be Screened at the 8th Seoul International Architecture Film Festival on 13.9.2017

01.05.2017Batusha's House will be screened at Beldocs' 2017 edition in Belgrade, Serbia on 09.05.2017.

07.05.2017Danke für die Wahl zum "Miglior Documentario Internazionale" am Marcellino de Baggis Festival Internazionale del Cinema Documentario.

10.02.2017Wir freuen uns, dass Batushas Haus am 2. April an den Architekturfilmtagen des Filmmuseums München gezeigt wird.

09.02.2017Batushas House will be screened at American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, California, on 2nd of April.

01.02.2017Batushas House will be screened in Solothurn at the "Solothurner Filmtage" on 21st and 25th of February.

30.08.2016We are very happy to announce that "Batushas Haus" won the audience award at Dokufest Prizren 2016 Edition. Thank you very much!

25.08.2016"Batushas Haus" will screen as a part of the panorama section at SANFIC 13 in Santiago de Chile.

25.03.2016"Batushas Haus" will premiere at Visions du Réel 2016 in Nyon, Switzerland, on April 15th!

In Pristina, everyone knows Kadri Batusha’s house, a concrete and steel castle that arose without plans, architects or permits, and shelters some 300 residents on the heights of the Kosovar capital. The man who became the builder knows every nook and cranny of it. The construction has ceaselessly grown, seven days a week, for fifteen years, following daily ideas that suddenly emerge. In a way, the tortured architecture of the building reflects the biography of its designer, who was, from the beginning of the 1980s, a political activist as the Serbs who were already controlling Kosovo called those who were demonstrating for independence, before spending time in prison, then living in Switzerland for 10 years as an asylum seeker, and experiencing, of course, the war in 1998... The inhabitants of Batusha’s House reveal other facets of the character. Jan Gollob and Tino Glimmann guide us to meet those who live in this unbelievable labyrinth worthy of Xanadu in Citizen Kane, which thus becomes a metaphor for a young anarchic nation.

Emmanuel Chicon, for Visions du Réel

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