To Want, To Need, To Love


TIFF Bell Lightbox 3 Wed, May 2, 2018 3:15 PM
Innis Town Hall Fri, May 4, 2018 8:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Kosovo
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Swiss German
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:The Changing Face of Europe
Film Subjects:Art & Artists
Love & Relationships
Performers & Performance
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Ilir Hasanaj
Producer(s):Rina Kika
Editor(s):Isabella Kohl
Cinematography:Ilir Hasanaj
Composer:Arbër Salihu
Sound:Tomor Kuçi


Three young people—an artist couple on the verge of a breakup and the filmmaker's apathetic brother—visit three cities over three months as part of an ambitious and transformative art project that creates musical and performance pieces in situ inspired by the question, What do you believe in? Travelling from Pristina to Belgrade to Zurich, each one tries to answer this central question in their work and their lives, only to have more questions spring up: Can a person change? How do you create your own inner universe? What is your purpose? There's power and pleasure in participation, whether as an artist, spectator or person simply questioning the world. To Want, To Need, To Love provides a close encounter with creativity and shows how love is the energy behind all forms of art, creation and curiosity. Angie Driscoll

The Changing Face of Europe program presented in partnership with European Film Promotion (EFP). Film recommended by EFP member Kosova Cinematography Center. [More]

Additional Information

Variety - "Hot Docs, EFP Offer Peek at ‘Changing Face of Europe'"