Synopsis:
« Go and see what we left behind... » With these words in mind, a filmmaker journeys into a discovery of an almost abandoned and little known country: Albania. Her film is an impressionist journey, a moving tale cast in footprints, vivid memories and free thinking narration that takes an overview of the past sixty years of the country. The communist dictatorship seems to be jumbled up with the neo-liberal democracy which dominates every detail of daily life, the lost beauty of the landscapes and the limitless stories of emigration. Little by little, developing over various appearances, the film unveils a tormented country whose inhabitants are living more and more outward looking lives as they struggle to retain a sense of belonging in their own homeland.
Director's filmography:
- Comme un air de retour (1994 - Feature)
- Do you remember revolution? (1997 - Feature)
- In Albania (2009 - TV)
- Oltremare (Colonies fascistes) (2016 - Feature)
Web:
www.wip.be
Type:
TV
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2009
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
60'
Original Version:
Albanais & Italien
Majority:
Yes