Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri

Title: Sworn Virgin

Year Released: 2015
Length: 90 min
Producer: Co-Producer: Marta Donzelli anda Gregorio Paonessa
Co-Producer: Maurizio Totti, Alessandro Usai, Dan Wechsler, Michael Weber, Viola Fugen, Sabina Kodra and Robert Budina
Director: Laura Bispuri
Photography: Vladan Radovic
Editor: Carlotta Cristiani, Jacopo Quadri
Music: Nando Di Cosimo


Hana Doda, still a girl, escapes from her destiny of being a wife and servant which is imposed on the women in the inhospitable mountains in Albania and appeals to the old law of the Kanun, swearing eternal virginity and therefore becoming a ‘sworn virgin’. She turns into a man, takes up a rifle and becomes Mark Doda. As Mark, she enjoys the same consideration as any other man, but after over ten years spent in solitude in the mountains, Hana decides to change her life. She leaves Albania and goes to Milan, where she meets caring, loving, people that life had denied her so far. Hana struggles to leave her man clothes and learns to be woman, learning to piece back together the two souls that for years have coexisted inside her body.

Albanian Co-Producer Contact:

Sabina KODRA
Rr. M. Shyri, P. 1, Ap. 156, Tiranë Mob.: 00355692055550
E-mail: contact@erafilm-albania.com