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22 November 2017

The Awaiting

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The Awaiting (Pritja)

The Awaiting (Pritja)

The Awaiting (Pritja)

original title:

PRITJA

directed by:

cinematography:

editing:

production:

Istituto Luce Cinecittà, DIGITALB, with the support of Ministery of Culture of Albania, Albania's National Center of Cinematography and the collaboration of the Central Archive of Film of Albania

country:

Italy

year:

2015

film run:

60'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (30/10/2015)

festival & awards:

On September 21, 2014 Pope Francis chose Albania for his first European visit to “a country that has long suffered the ideologies of the past”. In “The awaiting” his voyage from Rome to Tirana lasts 50 years.
A true dissection of the communist dicatorship and its war waged against freedom of thought and belief, The Awaiting makes use of historical footage juxtaposed to present day shootings, to tell a unique page of history of one of the only atheist country in the world through the narration of two protagonists: a Franciscan priest (who spent most of his life in prison) and a Cathedral (that became a sports palace.)