Reference Code I/2-884
Title October of songs
Synopsis Festivalgoers in Gjirokaster preparing for the pageant. Panorama of the forest spinning. Houses of Gjirokastra decorated for the holidays. The television announcer announcing the start of the festival. Keshtjellari, waiting for the festivalgoers, opens the doors of the centuries-old castle. The arrival of the festivalgoers through the streets of Gjirokastra. View of the castle from above. The festivalgoers passing through the ballrooms of the castle. The museum. The Skanderbeg museum in Kruje. Drummers performing on the festival stage. The fortress walls. View of Gjirokastra from the helicopter. Festivalists singing the opening song of the festival on stage. A group singing. The harpist tropes by falling to the lute. Rhapsody singing the epic of Kreshniki. View of a northern tower. Mountain panorama. The Kruje group. Painting from the museum of Kruje, panorama of the mountains. Drums on the rock. The dance of the village of Lekaj, Shkoder. Panorama of the mountains and flowing water. The dance of the Kukes generations. Song of Kamber Lleshin in Mirdita. The dance of Kacake of Korca. Panorama of Gjirokastra to the festival scene. The castle clock and panorama of the foggy mountains. The singer singing in the background, comes out of the fog, walks over the rock.. Panorama of the sea, the tenant’s sng. The rock of Vaja where 90 arberesh girls were thrown to not fall into the hands of the enemy. Panorama of Gjirokastra. A singer singing through the forest with a child by the hand. Mountain landscape. Six Volhon villagers singing their song. The group of Shkodra performing. Partisan war is dispalyed in different paintings. The singers of Skrapar singing .The singers of Tepelene performing. Festivalists walking through the streets of Gjirokastra, the Puke group performing on stage. Panorama of Gjirokastra by helicopter. Festivalgoers spend dinner at Gjirokastra’s houses. Warm conversations. Permet’s group’s lever playing the clarinet in Gjirokastra’s house and later on the festival scene. A French woman speaks ( synchronously) about the impressions left by the festival. A Romanian researcher, a Portuguese woman and a Kosovar from Detroit. The program of the group of Kosovars from Detroit. Arberesh folklorist talking. A group of Arberesh women visiting the obelisk. They climbed the castle while singing. The program of the Arberesh group. The program of the Mirdita group. The group of scrappers on stage. The singer from Vlora singing the lullaby holding a child in her hand. Handing over the cradle from generation to generation. The group of little girls singing the song “Hanezez se re”. The dance of rams. Waterfall flowing between the rocks. Wedding dance of the Durres group. Panorama of the forest with fir trees and pheasants. Panorama of the valley and the flowing river. Dance of Mirdita with the river creatures. The group of Dropulli dancing. The traditional house of Kruja. The group of Berat dancing. Flowing water, panorama of the coastal terraces, fields crops, factory chimneys, mountain and pine panoramas.
Screenwriter Xhevair Spahiu
Director Kujtim Gjonaj Halil Kamberi
Composer Mira Mecule
Camera Aleksander Kasneci Lionel Konomi Spartak Papadhimitri Rakip Zeneli
Editing Krisanthi Kotmilo
Sound Asim Raxhimi
Category Documentaries
Year 1984
Release date 1984
Reels 7
Lenght (in minutes)
Country of origin Shqiperi
Shooting locations Gjirokaster
Producers Kinostudio “Shqiperia e re”
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