Scene from the film Tirana
Scene from the film Tirana
Scene from the film Tirana


  • France
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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.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Alexander Schellow, Script collaborator & assistant director Marie Urban
  • Cinematography
    Alexander Boboschewski
  • Editing
    Manuel Stettner
  • Music
    Jean-Marc Montera
  • Sound
    Jean-Michel Tresallet
  • Runtime
    26 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Territoires en Image Festival (Paris 2014)
    • Kassel Dokfest (Germany) - 2013
    • Image de ville - 2013
    • Uppsala international short film festival - Docurama (Sweden) - 2013
    • Tirana International Film Festival (Albania) - 2013
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