PRITJA - THE AWAITING

director: 
Roland Sejko
country: 
Italy, Albania
year: 
2015
category: 
doc
legth: 
60'
section: 
INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
festival edition: 
2016
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 dictatorship, this film tells a unique page of history 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).