For Bujar Alimani it is not the first time that one of his films has been nominated to represent Albania at the “Oscar Academy Awards”.
From "Amnesty" to "Kromi" up to this year's film "Delegacioni", director Bujar Alimani told "Report TV" about the emotions of being nominated as Albania's cinematographic ambassador.
"It is a special emotion, because for the third time one of my films was selected for national Oscar nominations. It is a very special event also on a personal level.
On the other hand, I think the film itself is worthy of this kind of nomination. I affirm this after the journey made by the film, starting from the awards I received as the prize arrived at the Warsaw Film Festival. ”- says Alimani.
The problems of cinematography in Albania
"UOur big problem continues to be the distribution of the film. "Delegacioni", like many of our other films, reaches a maximum of one week in cinemas, where there are few spectators.
On the other hand, we are faced with the dilemma of realizing what the public wants, poisoning us for 30 years, or working so that the public comes to us resisting doing something dignified. The Albanian directors have chosen to resist, not giving in to commercial cinema.
Because after the years' 90 we know that it was the art to suffer more, so I think what we need to improve is the film industry, distribution. We who work with cinema do it alone out of necessity, but everywhere in the world there are industries that do it.
Something is wrong, because we go to international cinemas and we are appreciated, while here we are a zero point. ”- stated Alimani on the situation of cinema in Albania.
On the project approval board (made up of three foreign members and two Albanians) at the national film center, Alimani expressed himself as follows:
"I think it's a good thing, something to try why not. If it doesn't work, it won't work, we are in an experimental world. Kosovo has been successful and has always had its foreign council.
We aim at international cinema, with essentially national elements. We want to set up a national association of directors, which would make us even stronger in what we want. "
At the end of the 1990, while the Albanian communist regime is still trying to stay in power, a political prisoner is secretly released from prison and sent to Tirana to meet an old school friend of his, now head of the European delegation that has to assess whether Albania has made progress in the field of human rights. But nothing goes as planned.
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