Here Be Dragons

 
2012 wurde der irische Filmemacher Mark Cousins als Juror zu einem albanischen Filmfestival eingeladen. Cousins nütze die Gelegenheit, das Land zu bereisen, besuchte Tirana und seine Außenbezirke, drehte haufenweise Material von Galerien, dem Straßenleben und der berühmt-berüchtigten Pyramide des UFO-artigen, mittlerweile verfallenden Museums, errichtet zu Ehren des einstigen Diktators Enver Hoxha.. Sein dokumentarischer Essay ist ein bemerkenswerter Rückblick auf das konfliktreiche Erbe des Kommunismus für das albanische Kino und Filmkünstlerinnen wie Xhanfise Keko.

In 2012, Irish cinema writer and filmmaker Mark Cousins was invited to serve as a juror on Albania’s national film festival. Cousins took advantage of the opportunity to crisscross the capital, Tirana, and its outskirts, recording hours of footage of galleries, street life and the notorious pyramid, the ruined, flying saucer-like monument built in honor of the former leader, Enver Hoxha. His first-person essay doc is a striking rumination on the complicated legacy of communism on Albanian cinema and film artists like Xhanfise Keko.

Director's Biography
Mark Cousins
Mark Cousins, born in Coventry, Great Britain, in 1965, and grown up in Northern Ireland, is a filmmaker, film critic, author and festival programmer. A prolific producer and director, he is best known for his 15-hour 2011 documentary "The Story of Film: An Odyssey“, and shot several essay films. He is the co-founder (with Tilda Swinton) of the 8½ Foundation.

Film Selection: Women Making Films: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018, doc) - The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018, doc) - I Am Belfast (2015, doc) - Atomic, Living in Dread and Promise (2015, doc) - 6 Desires: DH Lawrence and Sardinia (2014, doc) - Here Be Dragons (2013, doc) - The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011, TV series doc) - The First Movie (2009, doc)
Spotlight 2019
Mark Cousins
Großbritannien 2013
color
79 Minuten
Englisch / Albanisch
OmeU
Drehbuch Mark Cousins, Thomas Logoreci
Kamera Mark Cousins, Gentian Koci
Schnitt Timo Langer
Ton/Sounddesign Ali Murray
Musik Immigrant Suns, Elizabeth Temple
Mit Mark Cousins, Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, Fatmir Koci, Regina Logo
Produzent*innen Don Boyd, Genc Permeti
Produktion
Hibrow Productions
Österreichpremiere
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Weltpremiere
London Film Festival 2013
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
London Film Festival 2013

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

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