June 7, 2021 – 20:45
Un maire au Kosovo (2000), 27min
Right after the war in Kosovo, Chris Marker visited Mitrovica in order to see the post-war atmosphere of the country. According to him, once they removed their image of poor refugees on the roads, the Kosovars strangely disappeared from the media world and Kosovo again became an abstraction. In Mitrovica, Marker finds the newly elected mayor Bajram Rexhepi and discusses the political situation of Kosovo with him. Come and watch this rarely screened film of Chris Marker under the poplar trees of Lumbardhi’s garden.
‘Empty Bottles From a Far Away Country: Chris Marker Retrospective’, marks the 100th birthday anniversary of the great film director who shaped the cinema and art of the century. Since the beginning of his practice, Chris Marker, was very sensitive and drawn to the worldwide political struggles and how these changes could be grasped in the form of film. The result of his life-long combative and artistic pursuit led him to deal with the memories of anti-colonial struggles taking place far away but still very close to his country.
The film will be screened with Albanian and English subtitles. Free entrance.
‘Empty Bottles From a Far Away Country: Chris Marker Retrospective’ is supported by the French Embassy and “Cultural Spaces of Kosovo” project, financed by the European Union