With more than 200 roles, and with an artistic career of 50 years on stage, the comedian, Edmond Halili, a few days ago was honored with the “Grand Master” award by the President of the Republic.
We all know him as the humorous actor, talented and popular, the man from Shkodra who has been living in Durrës for 20 years, the one who climbs on stage, makes us forget the worries of everyday life. But no one like him has proved in his soul that it means to shoot your brother in the border, in the flowers of youth, and to forbid you to open the doors of death.
“No black day, my brother was shot, we were all at work, all of us as a family were sent to construction, to the most difficult jobs. “I could not keep the will of my parents, no one tells us where his brother and his friend were buried that day on August 18, 1983”, he says in an interview for the journalist of “BalkanWeb” and “News24”, Klodjana Haxhiaj.
His brother was killed and Mondi was sent to quench his lime every day from morning to evening, after which he went on stage to make the audience laugh.
Mondi belongs to the generation of humorists of Muharrem Hoxha and Roland Koca, with whom he shared his artistic life as a professional humorist at the “Aleksandër Moisiu” theater in Durrës. He started acting at the age of 14 in Shkodra, where humor is in the genes of every citizen and he has recently retired. “I am in good health, for as long as I do not even buy medicine, my pension is gone”, he says with jokes, which for no moment are removed.
The comedian also confesses the great hostage of his life, in the interview for “BalkanWeb” and “News24”. A parent of two boys, no one like him has experienced the pain of not being able to mourn and mourn for his 25-year-old brother, shot at the border, in an attempt to leave the country. plunged into misery and poverty.
On August 17, his brother Tristan turned 40 years old when he was shot at the border, at the age of 25, on the border with Montenegro, in an attempt to leave the country, and since then, he has not been able to ‘make a grave to brother. For no day did the doors of the mortuary open, for no day did neither his mother nor his sisters dress in black, while the ordeal of the sufferings of the whole family was great, until the arrival of democracy.
Together with Guljelm Radona, they were the two prominent actors from Shkodra of the “Aleksandër Moisiu” theater. The premature departure of Guljelmi to Mondi has left a lot of pain, which in the streets of the city of Durrës has been naturalized in Durrës, leaving aside the bicycle, walking.