Cinema of Albania

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Cinema of Albania
No. of screens 63 (2011)
Main distributors Albanian National Center of Cinematography

The Cinema of Albania dates back in 1911 and began strong activities in 1940's after the foundation of the national film studio Kinostudio Shqiperia e Re in which produced thousands of feature movies, documentaries, animated films and shorts .The motion pictures have won international and prestigious awards and each year new Albanian films are seen at film festivals around the globe



Albania film festivals

Some Notable Albanian Films

Title Translation Year Genre
Skenderbeu The Great Warrior Skanderbeg' 1954 Epic war
Vitet e para The First Years 1965 Historic war
Prita The Trap 1968 War
I teti në bronx The Father in Bronze 1970
Mëngjeze lufte The Morning War 1971 Coming of Age
Malet me blerim mbuluar The Mountains Covered in Tulips 1971
Yjet e netëve të gjata The Stars of the Long Nights 1972 Drama
Operacioni zjarri Operation Fire 1973 War comedy
Rrugicat që kërkonin diell Rrugicat që kërkonin diell 1975 Drama
Lulëkuqet mbi mure Red Poppies on Walls 1976 Coming of Age Drama
Përballimi The Confrontation 1976
Njeriu me top The Man with the Cannon 1977
Tomka dhe shokët e tij Tomka and His Friends 1977 Coming of Age
Gjeneral Gramafoni The General Gramophone 1978
Liri a vdekje Freedom or Death 1979 Historic
Nëntori i Dytë The Second November 1983
Të paftuarit The Uninvited 1985 Psychological
Një jetë më shumë One More Life 1986
Përrallë nga e kaluara A Tale from the Past 1987 Comedy
Këmishët ne dyllë The Cloaks in Wax 1987
Rojet e mjegullës The Keepers of the Fog 1988 Psychological thriller
Muri i gjallë The Living Wall 1989 Medivel
Balada e Kurbinit Ballad of Kurbin 1990
Vdekja e Kalit The Death of the Horse 1992 Psychological drama
Plumbi prej plasteline The Clay Bullet 1994 Sci-fi psychological drama
Nje dite nga nje jete A Day from a Life 1994
Kolonel Bunker Colonel Bunker 1998
Tirana Viti Zero 'Tirana Year Zero 2001 Comedy
Trishtimi i zonjës Shnajder The Sorrow of Mrs. Schneider 2006 Romantic drama
Koha e Kometes Time of the Comet 2008
Lindje, Perëndim, Lindje East, West, East 2009 Comedy
Amnistia Amnesty 2011 Drama
Falja e gjakut The Forgiveness of Blood 2011
Farmakon Pharmakon 2012

See also


External links

  • Central State's Film Archive
  • National Center of Cinematography
  • Abdurrahim Myftiu
  • A selection of great Albanian movies offered by (website in Albanian)
  • History of the Albanian Cinema, a chronography from (website in English)
  • Albanian Film Database - Albanian films, cast, and crew
  • Movie Movie - a chronological history of Albanian cinema from 1911 to the present day
  • The Albanian Cinema Project - an initiative launched in 2012 by an international group of filmmakers, archivists and film scholars to help bring much needed attention to the cause of preserving, restoring and making accessible Albania's rich film legacy
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