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

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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.

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