The Flying Circus
|Country:||Kosovo, Albania, North-Macedonia|
|Cast:||Armend Smajli, Tristan Halilaj, Afrim Muçaj, Shpetim Selmani, Velibor Topic|
At the beginning of the Kosovo war, the theatre play “The Flying Circus”, inspired by Monty Python, is closed down by Serbian authorities. The play is, however, invited to a theatre festival in neighbouring Albania. Crossing the border at this time is of great danger, but when the four actors hear that Michael Palin, one of the actors of Monty Python will be in Albania at the same time as the festival, they decide to try their luck. They embark on a dangerous mission, crossing Balkan borders illegally and encounter many obstacles, to get to the festival and fulfill the dream to meet their idol.
This year it is the 50th anniversary of Monty Python's Flying Circus and director and writer Fatos Berisha is paying a tribute to the comic TV series of the 1970ies. This surreal road movie is actually a true story that the director lived himself, Berisha manages extremely well to keep the audience entertained with suspense, fear, and humor. We effectively become companions with our heroes on their endeavour rooting for them to achieve their dream. Doing what one loves the most - isn't that what freedom is all about?