“The World” affirms Kosovo in the world cinema

“The World” affirms Kosovo in the world cinema

Pristina, July 14, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The success of the movie “The World” in one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world has affirmed Kosovo in the world cinema.

Kosovo’s Cinematography Center (KCC) has been mentioned for the first time in the reports of the media where it was quoted as joint funder of the film that was given the “Feodora Award” in the closing ceremony of “Karlovy Vary Film Festival” in the Czech Republic.

In the festival that closed its 49th edition, “The World”, directed by Iris Elezi and Thomas Logoreci was considered by the jury “as an extraordinary movie with a rich screenwriting, three dimensional characters, which offers a detailed landscape of today’s Albania and a beautiful soundtrack of the past heritage”.

“The World” is a joint production between Albania, Italy and Kosovo and it offers a narration of today’s Albania, through three protagonists who live in an isolated village where many families were sent there on exile during the communist regime.

Actors such as Flonja Kodheli, Artur Gorishti, Fioralba Kryemadhi, Tinka Kurti, etc, are part of the cast of this movie.

The team from Kosovo consists on the joint producer Burim Berisha, actor Alban Ukaj, Leonora Mehmeti, make up artist, Uran Duli, assistant director of photography and Valmira Hyseni, assistant screen writer.

Burim Berisha, a producer from Kosovo, who is part of the team, said that the evaluation made to “The World” in the Czech festival is important for the Albanian cinematography in general.

Berisha has also been present in the ceremony of the premier of the movie and said  that the main award in the “East of the West” is an affirmation for Kosovo. /ibna/