The Flying Circus

24. Sep, 12:30Cinématte

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Director

Fatos Berisha

Duration

115 min

Language

OV Albanian | German

Genre

Drama, fiction

Cast

Armend Smajli, Tristan Halilaj, Afrim Muçaj, Shpëtim Selmani

Country

Kosovo | Albania | Northern Macedonia 

Year

2019

Distributor

Film director

Synopsis

Kosovo is on the verge of war. Dodona, a small theatre in the city of Prishtina, is the last public institution to be closed down. The four protagonists, young actors Kushtrim, Donat, Fatmir and Lekë, see the poster of their play being removed from the theatre walls, which seemingly means the end for their Monty Python-inspired surrealistic comedy ‘The Flying Circus’. However, they get an invitation to perform in a theatre festival in Albania. The road is dangerous, and they have no passports. Despite the temptation, initially they decide not to go. But then Fatmir hears on the news that Michael Palin, one of the actors of the ‘Monty Python...’ will be filming in Albania during the festival days. They cannot resist the idea that they might get to meet their idol and the only way to get to Albania is by illegally crossing the borders of Montenegro and Albania, which comes with a great risk.

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Biografie

Fatos Berisha is a film, television and theatre director educated in Faculty of Arts is University of Prishtina, Kosovo, where he also got an MA on Directing. He’s also an attendee of various professional courses in London, including the Royal Court Theatre’s course for Directors held in 2000, and National School for Film and Television, UK 2002. Berisha has worked on many projects in theatre, television and film. His latest work is a feature film "The Flying Circus" which premiered in November 2019 in Tallinn Black Nights IFF. Berisha has worked successfully in theatre, too, directing over 20 theatre plays in Kosovo, Albania etc. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of Prishtina International Film Festival and Urban Theatre Pristina. Berisha is a voting member of European Film Academy and member of European Cultural Parliament.

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20. September 20:00

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20. September 20:00

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21. September 18:00

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21. September 18:00

Ka Me Kalu

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21. September 20:00

Salon

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21. September 20:00

Përtej Territ + Q&A

Donjeta Mejtani | 2022Documentary25 min

21. September 20:00

Babai

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Shpija

Flaka Kokolli | 2022Short, animation6 min

22. September 17:30

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22. September 17:30

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23. September 19:00

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