The Rise & Fall of Comrade Zylo
Political Satire / Dir: Fatmir Koçi / Albania, Kosovo, Ireland / 119' / 2022
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Adaptation of a critically acclaimed Albanian novel, the narrative, set in
the 70s during the Soviet Regime, focuses on the exploits of Comrade
Zylo, a bureaucrat at the Ministry of Culture.
To impress his superiors and party members, Comrade Zylo manipulates Demka, an aspiring frustrated author to write on his behalf phenomenal speeches and reports based on Zylo's wildly improbable theories of what is Proletariat Culture, and how to bring Culture to the Proletariat.