For director, producer, screenwriter Roland Uruci storytelling is crucial when making his films. His latest film “Paftuar” (Uninvited) is based on actual events as experienced by Julian Biba. Director Uruci aims to remain true to the genuine history of the events and portray the characters true to the story. “I really love story telling. I enjoy making a world that lives in itself. I want people to be moved from my stories and by that I mean think about what they are seeing. The story in Paftuar was something that just spoke to the humanity in me. On a personal note I also wanted to shoot something in Albania that would make a world impact,” stated director Roland Uruci.
Inspired by true events the short drama digs into the prejudice and hardship that faced Albanian immigrants in the early 1990s. The real-life plotline written by Roland Uruci and Julian Biba tells tragic tales and dark memories of immigrant families.
“Paftuar is based on the real life ordeal a friend of mine lived through. In the 1990’s with Albania in turmoil my friend Julian Biba, decide to take a shot in Greece for a new life. Soon after he crossed the border he was captured and sent to a detention center where he was tortured and nearly killed. When he told me of what had happened I was in shock and felt a pit of my stomach not only for him but, also for the men he told me did not make it out,” added director Roland Uruci.
The director recently finished shooting a trailer demo for Paftuar/Uninvited (http://vimeo.com/74959373). The film stars Luan Bexheti, Gent Basha and, Savina Alimani.
Roland Uruci hopes to shoot Paftuar in 2014 in Albania and have an entire Albanian cast and crew. He is currently preparing for fundraising to make this project possible. Please visit his facebook page for Paftuar for further information and updates (https://www.facebook.com/Paftuar). ( E Bbamusta)