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Tirana

director: Alexander Schellow
26 minutes | France, germany

After decades of dictatorship, Albania is at a turning point in its history. Yet, in the collective imagination, “Albania does not exist”. Facing this lack of images, Alexander Schellow uses his technique of memory reconstruction through drawing, and explores various approaches: live action shooting, interviews, satellite images, voice over… And calls into question the criteria a civil society is grounded on, just when it is coming into existence.

About

Production: Films de Force Majeure, index.film

In coproduction with: Le Fresnoy

Release: 2013

Trailer

Gallery

Support

CNC, BKM (German Ministry of Culture), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Région PACA, ZDF/Arte (broadcasted on 22.11.2013)

In cooperation with Catalogue du sensible, T.I.C.A.B. Tirana International Contemporary Art Biennial (2009), Zukunftskolleg (University of Konstanz)

Project selected atFIDLab 2012, Exposition Visions Fugitives 2012

Distribution supported by CNC and Conseil Général des Bouches-du Rhône

Team

Written & Directed by Alexander Schellow
Collaboration script & director assistant Marie Urban
Director of Photography Alexander Boboschewski
Dramaturgic consultant editing Rike Anders
Sound designer Jean-Michel Tresallet
Original music Jean-Marc Montera
Editing Manuel Stettner
Production director Regina Breitfellner
Post-production director Jérôme Nunes
Producers Jean-Laurent Csinidis, Alexander Schellow, Marie Urban

TEchnical sheet

Format 16/9
Sound 5.1, stéréo
Length 26 minutes
Languages VF, VEN, VDE
Colour and Black & White

FESTIVALS

Filmer à Tout Prix – Belgium

Doc’ Ouest – 14° Rencontres Professionnelles – France
Festival Territoires en Images – France
KOMM’N’ACT Festival Parallèle – France

Kasseler Dokfest – Germany
Festival Image de Ville – France
Festival International du Court-Métrage d’Uppsala – Docurama – Sweden
Festival International du Film de Tirana – Albania