A Girl in Exile is a story about state repression. But it’s also about art, doubt and how to reanimate the voices of the dead
ism didn’t allow ghosts”. But the ghost must be there, as he carries the weight of Stefa’s art, mediating between worlds, allowing the dead of Albanian history to speak.
In Stefa’s romantic life, it is Linda B whom he must rescue from death. In the beginning, it seems Stefa has fallen in love with young Megina. But, as we pull back layers, we find that his true love is a dead woman he’s never met. He grows to love Linda B, through Megina, as he tries to understand why she killed herself.
Linda B did not lack reasons to be depressed. From birth, she was interned in the provinces along with her family.