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Plastic Flowers

DirectorYlljet Alicka
ProducerGent Prizreni – KinostudioDarDan
WriterYlljet Alicka
CastRobert Ndrenika, Suzana Prifti, Elia Zaharia, Gentian Hazizi, Enson Mula, Klodiana Kadillari
EditorJotti Ejlli
CameraDenald Grepca
SoundJoni Alicka
Screening28 October 2017 | 18:00 hours | Het Nutshuis
2 November 2017 | 17:45 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
4 November 2017 | 13:15 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Length30 min
SectionSHORT FILMS – Discovering great Eastern European talents

Written and directed by a well-known Albanian novelist and screenwriter Ylljet Alicka, “Plastic Flowers” aims to sensitize today’s Albanian society to rediscover kindness and love between people coming from different backgrounds. Dutch Premiere


An old couple from the Albanian countryside receives a wedding invitation from a close relative to the capital city. At first, they are very enthusiastic, but soon the indifferent and snobbish people around make them feel unwelcome. According to the director, 25 years after the fall of the communist regime, Albanian society is still encountering difficulties to re-find its spiritual harmony and equilibrium, moving more and more toward individualism and abandonment of human values. The film is based on the short story “The couple” by Ylljet Alicka and aims to rediscover kindness and love between people coming from different backgrounds in Albania.

Director’s bio

Ylljet Alicka, born in 1951, in Tirana, Albania as the third child of a doctor and a seamstress. From 1969 till 1973, he studied Biochemistry at the University of Tirana. In 1991 he finished his doctorate in didactics. He’s a well-known novelist and screenwriter. From 2007 to 2013, he has served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania in France, Portugal and Monaco; as the personal representative of the President of the Republic of Albania; as the Albanian Permanent Delegate in UNESCO. He is one of the two Albanian Representatives at Eurimages.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

New York City Independent Film Festival, 2017 | DokuFest, Prizren 2016 | Zagreb Film Festival, 2016