The 5th edition of the Tirana
International Film Festival is very pleased to honor master
filmmaker Dusan Makavejev. The director will appear in-person to
introduce prints of his highly contoversial 'WR: Mysteries of the
Organism' (1971) as well as the 1981 cult classic 'Montenegro'.
'WR', a dazzling half-documentary mediation on Stalin and sexual
liberation was banned everwhere from the director's native
Yugoslavia to the Venice Film Festival. Yet in the three decades
since its first release, 'WR: Mysteries of the Organism' has come to
be regarded as a masterpiece appearing on no less than a dozen top
ten lists as one of the greatest films of all time.
The rarely-screened 'Montenegro' tells the story of a bored
housewife whose life is forever changed by a group of Yugoslav
immigrants. Over the years, 'Montenegro' has grown in reputation as
one of the finest moments in Makavejev's forty-year career and
features an astonishing performance by the American actress Susan
This is Dusan Makavejev's first visit to Albania. The staff and
programmers of the fest hope audiences will discover the brilliantly
original work of this living master of cinema.
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by Aleksandar Manic
Ken Loach present in TIFF '05
Carl Henrik Svenstedt
The best selected films from
interfilm Berlin –
International Short Film Festival and Distribution
APULIAN CINEMA DAYS
Sergio RUBINI, Davide Marengo, Niko XHIRASOLA, etc.
the Best Directors
of Short Film
- Roberto Rossellini
Franceso Maselli -
- Damiano Damiani
Passo a due
by Andrea Barzin
of Best feature films from Kosova
"Time of Gypsies"
Feature & Documentary films from Balkan filmmakers
The Waiting Room
The Gas Station
belong to the collection of 30 Erotic
Tales produced by Berlin-based
Special Guest in
"Academy of Arts"
National Film School of Denmark, the winner of 3 of last 4 “Baby
Lars Von Trier,
school works from:
Israel, Kosova and Finland