Slogans (film)

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Slogans
Parullat
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Directed by Gjergj Xhuvani
Starring Marko Bitraku
Mirjana Dedi
Artur Gorishti
Release date(s) 31 October 2001 (France)
Running time 90 minutes

Slogans (Parullat) is a 2001 Albanian film directed by Gjergj Xhuvani. It was the first Albanian film to be selected to screen on the Director's Fortnight at Cannes Filmfestival 2001 and has gone on to win many other festival awards. It was further Albania's submission to the 74th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1][2]

The film presents the ideological brainwashing that characterized the life of Albanians during the times of the communist Enver Hoxha regime. The protagonist is Andrea (Artur Gorishti; Andrea is a male name in Albania), a young and liberal-minded school teacher, who is sent from Tirana to work in a small village school. As a teacher he needs to participate in constructions of socialist and patriotic slogans on the slopes of a hill in the village. He does not take this task very seriously and for this he is continuously scorned by the village's Communist party officials.

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