«Tranzicion - art and power in Albania» in competition at the prestigious Festival du Film d'Histoire de Pessac, in France, at the end of November. The film is scheduled at the Pessac Festival for the 23 November.
The documentary is a portrait of a country through the life and works of its main visual artists. Based on the historical evolution of the last decades, the film tells the story of Albania, from the communist dictatorship (one of the most isolated regimes in the world) to the frenetic transition to Capitalism and the recent candidacy for the European Union.
Among the artists involved: Mumtaz Dhrami, Ferid Kola, Edi Hila, Hassan Nalbany, Enkelejd Zonja, Leonard Qylafi, Romeo Kodra, Edi Rama, Gezim Qendro. The numerous archives have been kindly granted by the National Center of Albanian Cinematography AQSHF.
Tranzicion is a co-production Kolam and France Televisions, with the photography of Jean Luc Cohen, the editing by Giorgia Villa and the music by Gianluca Cangemi. The documentary, which premiered at the TIFF in Tirana, then in competition at the History Film Festival in Croatia and at the Center Pompidou in Paris, finally reached the prestigious Pessac Festival.
In Italy, however, no projection is still planned.
Who is the director Giuseppe Schillaci
Giuseppe Schillaci was born in Palermo and currently lives in Paris, where he works as a film director and author.
in 2017 «Tranzicion - art and power in Albania» and its fifth documentary as a director, a production Kolam, in co-production with France Télévisions. In the 2016 he directs the documentary film "The shadow of the godfather - research for a film", co-produced by Stella Productions (France) e Zenit Audiovisual Arts (Italy), winner of the Prize Noto Documentary Schools.
In the 2014 he obtained the co-development fund for the co-productions Italy / France CNC / Mibact with the feature film project «Hotel Patria», of which he is the author and director (co-production Dugong Productions and Appel d'Air Film).
The processing of his third documentary film ends in the 2013 "Apolitics Now! Tragicommedia of an electoral campaign ", of which he is director and producer, in association with Stella Productions and France Television (Audience Award at the Salina Doc Fest 2013, Best Film Award "Italian Cinema London" 2014). Author and director of the documentary film "Cosmic Energy Inc." (2011) produced by EIE Film and co-produced by Multicanal - Spain: international premiere at the Toronto Hot Docs.
In the 2009 he won the Special Jury Prize at the Turin Film Festival with the film "The Cambodian Room - situations with Antoine D'Agata", co-directed by Tommaso Lesena De Sarmiento (IDFA, Doc it Professional Awards, Split Film Festival, best film at the Cinema DOC 2010); co-production Kolam (France) / (Downtown Pictures (Italy), distributed on Arte Tv and dvd by Contrasto / Cinecittà Luce ().
In the 2010 he publishes his debut novel, "The year of the ashes" (Nutrimenti Edizioni), nominated for the Strega 2010 Award and finalist in the John Fante 2011 Award. In the 2012, «The sun 24 hours» puts him on the list of the best Italian writers under 40. In the 2015 he publishes his second novel «Definitive age» (Liberaria Edizioni), which premieres at the Turin Book Fair.
Litblog editor Indian nation , some of his stories are translated into Portuguese and published in Brazil by Mundo Mundano. He holds writing and cinematography workshops at film schools and the Experimental Center of Cinematography.