About the film
The Great Warrior Skanderbeg
Release Date: November 28, 1953
|Slogan||:||«I did not bring you freedom, but I already found here among all of you.»|
|Genres||:||Action, History, Drama|
|Production Companies||:||Albfilm, Tirana, Mosfilm|
The Great Warrior Skanderbeg (Albanian: Skenderbeu, Russian: Velikiy voin Albanii Skanderbeg) is a 1953 Albanian-Soviet drama film directed by Sergei Yutkevich. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival where it earned the International Prize. Yutkevich also earned the Special Mention award for his direction. The film is a biography of George Kastriot Skanderbeg (1405 – 1468), widely known as Skanderbeg, a 15th-century Albanian lord who defended his land against the Ottoman Empire for more than two decades.