Luli Bitri

Luljeta Bitri (born June 27, 1976) better known by her stage name Luli Bitri, is an Albanian Actress, often cited for her striking presence and ability to breathe authentic life into the roles she plays. Since 2006 she is living and working in Italy. Luli Bitri was born in Lushnje, Albania and grew up in Tirana . She began to study medicine, but her passion for art made her to abandon medicine after the first year. Luli Bitri studied Drama in Fine Arts Academy in Tirana, Albania, gaining a Diploma in Professional Acting in 2004. Bitri starred in many short and feature films and theatre plays whilst a student there. She began her international career with the movie Father and Godfather, directed by Dhimiter Anagnosti, Alive, directed by Artan Minarolli, Amnesty, directed by Bujar Alimani. With the last two films she entered in the List of Albanian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008 and 2012. Bitri came to international prominence for her portrayal of Elsa in Bujar Alimani's Amnesty in which she played the title role to great acclaim and received international media attention. The film was awarded in Berlinale International Forum 2011 (C.I.C.A.E.


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