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The (divided) sons of America by Sokol Balla
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Director: Sokol Balla

Englisht title:  Djemtë e përçarë të Amerikës
Original title:  The (divided) sons of America

2012/Albania/  70'/ Documentary/ Colour

 

As with all nations whose renneaissance happened during XX century, Albania also depended very much on its diaspora in the United States. many representatives of the Albanian diaspora in the US, played a huge role before and after the proclamation of independence and they are idolized in Albania in generations. But as with all great people, in their daily lives they not always were driven by great principles. Greed, competition, struggle for power and revenge often influenced them and dictated they interrelations, in a time when unity was needed most. This documentary represents some unseen documents and footage, by shading some light into the grey zones of the personality of some Albanian big names of history.

 

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Haiducci
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Director: Horia Igirosanu

Englisht title: Haiducci
Original title: Haiducci

1929/Romania/  113’/ Fiction/ Black&White


'Haiducii' is the centrepiece of a trilogy of Roumanian films directed by Horia Igirosanu, dramatising the struggle of the Romanian people to overthrow the tyrannical Pharinote: the Greek regents installed by the Holy Roman Empire as rulers of Roumania. The first film in the triptych is 'Iancu Jlanu' (1928); the last one is 'Cioceii' (1931). "Haiducii"covers events from 1812 through 1817, with the revolution of 1821 left for the third film to cover. Much of the action in 'Haiducii' is seen from the viewpoint of two young Roumanian sisters, Ileana (Ana Ciobanu) and Victorita (Iva Dugan). When Ileana is kidnapped by the Pharinote, Victorita disguises herself as a boy and takes the name Mihaita, then tries to rescue her sister by infiltrating the cadre of soldiers commanded by Mereanu (Cristache Antoniu), a haiduco.

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It was the soni
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Director: Daniele Ciprì

Englisht title:  It was the son
Original title:  È stato il figlio

2012/Italy/  90’/ Fiction/ Colour

 

An unsuspecting family man is sucked into the bizarre and byzantine web of the Sicilian underground in this wryly comic and ravishingly shot first solo feature from acclaimed Italian director and cinematographer Daniele Ciprì.

 

 

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