Albania’s famous writer, publicist and screenwriter, Kico Blushi, passed away today at 75

08/02/2019 22:37

Kiço Blushi was born in Korça, on August 23rd, 1943. After graduating for literature, he worked at the Albanian Public Television, as editor, and in 1947 moved to Albania’s state-owned film-making studio, “Kinostudio Shqiperia e Re”.

As a writer, he is the protagonist of the modernizing generation of Albania’s literature, noted in prose and as a screenwriter, with a very significant role in Albania’s cinematographic history.

Kico Blushi has written 14 screenplays for feature films; two documentaries and animation movies as well.

His first screenplay was “Cifti   Lumtur” (Happy Couple) in 1975, as a co-writer. And for the screenplay of “Beni Ecen Vete”, (Ben walks on his own), he received The Prize of the Republic, Class III.

Kico Blushi was an intellectual of great personality, taking public roles of great responsibility during key moments of our country’s history.

On February 20th, he was appointed by President Ramiz Alia as member of the Presidential Council. From 1991 to 1996 he was an elected MP of the Albanian Parliament, with the Socialist Party.

From 1997 to 2001, he was once again an MP for the Socialist Party, but the electoral system transferred him under the Social-Democratic Party, a coalition member.

Later he became Editor in Chief of the “Koha Jone” newspaper, and then became a member of the Board of Directors at Albania’s Public Television.

After resigning from this post, he remained active in politics. He was member of Tirana’s Municipal Council from 2007 to 2015, with the Socialist Party.

The President of Albania, Ilir Meta, was one of the first politicians who expressed his condolences to the writer and publicist.

“This is a great loss for his three children, Mira, Beni and Martina, and for the admirers of Albania’s culture and literature. The great writer and public activist will be remembered as one of the most decent representatives of the ‘70s generation”, President Meta said.

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