In Luàna Bajrami’s roaring debut, three young women dream of a new future and rebel against the conventions that prevail in a remote town in Kosovo. The trio forms an inseparable entourage which, in the pursuit of reparations and adventure, performs small nocturnal raids to earn an income. But as the limits are increasingly challenged, soon the “lions” are the hunted ones. The only 20-year-old director Bajrami has not only been successful as an actress in Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Woman on Fire, but now marks her place as one of Europe’s most exciting young directors. The Hill Where Lionesses Roar is a powerful film that manages to be both furious and poetic.
– Daniel Tollefsen Altamirano