Tana (film)

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Directed by Kristaq Dhamo
Produced by Llazar Lipivani
Teodor Siliqi
Written by Kristaq Dhamo
Fatmir Gjata
Nasho Jorgaqi
Screenplay by Fatmir Gjata
Starring Tinka Kurti
Naim Frashëri
Pjetër Gjoka
Kadri Roshi
Andon Pano
Thimi Filipi
Marie Logoreci
Music by Çesk Zadeja
Cinematography Mandi Koçi
Sokrat Musha
Edited by Vitori Çeli
Shqipëria e Re
Release date
  • August 17, 1958 (1958-08-17) (Albania)
Running time
82 minutes
Country Albania
Language Albanian

Tana is an Albanian feature film, produced by the "New Albania" Film Studio (Albanian: Kinostudio "Shqipëria e Re"). The movie premiered on 17 August 1958. The film was directed by Kristaq Dhamo, and written by Kristaq Dhamo, Fatmir Gjata, and Nasho Jorgaqi. The music was also composed by Çesk Zadeja. The film was entered into the 1st Moscow International Film Festival.[1]


The film is based on Fatmir Gjata's screenplay. Gjata had written a novel with the same title earlier. The events evolve in the 1950s. The main character, Tana, is a smart, outgoing and progressive young woman. She is in love with Stefan (Naim Frashëri) and they both live in an unnamed mountain village in Albania. Tana has to face the old mentality of her old grandfather and she also has to fight the jealousy of Lefter (Kadri Roshi). It is a love game, while socialist progress is highlighted, as is often the case in socialist realism.



  1. ^ "1st Moscow International Film Festival (1959)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-11-03. 

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