BOTA

Synopsis
Albania, present day. At the edge of a haunted swamp, Juli, Nora and Ben work together in an isolated village where their families were exiled during their country’s intense communist rule. Under the disapproving eyes of Juli, Ben juggles an affair with Nora while dreaming of expanding his café into the Balkan big time. Their quiet world ceases to exist when a highway crew begins to widen the road nearby. Juli falls for engineer Mili but worries about her ailing and confused grandmother, Noje. As the new road approaches, the village inhabitants have one last glorious night of fireworks and celebration. But when the dawn arrives, Juli, Ben and Nora must face a shared secret from their traumatic past.

trailer

directed by

Iris Elezi

Thomas Logoreci

PRODUCED BY

Erafilm
PMI
I’s Continnum
Flex Film
Producer Sabina Kodra
Producer Andrea Stucovitz
Coo producer Burim Berisha
Coo producer Robert Budina
Coo producer Iris Elezi
Coo producer Thomas Logoreci
Supported by ANCC,KCC, RTSH, MIBACT, EURIMAGES

Crew

Directed by Iris Elezi
Thomas Logoreci
Writing Credits Iris Elezi
Thomas Logoreci
Cinematography by Ramiro Civita
Costume Design by Emir Turkeshi
Makeup Department Leonora Mehmeti
Music by: Rudolf Stambolla

cast

Flonja Kodheli
Artur Gorishti
Fioralba Kryemadhi
Tinka Kurti
Alban Uka

TECHNICAL DATA

Year: 2014
Running Time 105m
Country Albania,Italy
Language: Albanian, Italian

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

  • July 2104 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival “East of west” Section (Check Republic)
  • September 2014 Eurasia International Film Festival Official Selection (Kazakhstan)
  • September 2014 Helsinki International Film Festival Balkan Fever (Finland)
  • September 2014 Reykjavik International Film Festival Official Selection (Island)
  • October 2014 Arras International Film Festival Official Selection (France)
  • November 2014 Cottbus International Film Festival ” Global EAST” Section (Germany)
  • November 2014 Braunschweig International Film Festival Official Selection (Germany)
  • November 2014 CINEDAYS Festival of European Film Official Selection (Macedonia)
  • January 2015 Goteborg International Film Festival Official Selection (Sweden)
  • April 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival Official Selection (USA)
  • May 2015 Seefest, South East Eurpean Film Fest, Official Selection (USA)
  • June 2015 DEA International Film Festival Official Selection (Albania)
  • June 2015 FEST NEW DIERCTORS Official Selection
  • July 2015 PULA International Film Festival Official Selection (Croatia)
  • September 2015 POGRADEC Balkan and food Film Festival Official Selection (Albania)
  • October 2015 OTRANTO International Film Festival Official Selection (Italy)
  • October 2015 FOGGIA International Film Festival Official selection (Italy)
  • October 2015 TETOVO International Film Festival (Macedonia)
  • October 2015 East by Southeast Copenhagen International Film Festival (Denmark)
  • November 2015 VARNA International Film Festival Official Selection (Bulgaria)
  • November 2015 Albanian Film Week (USA)
  • November 2015 Eastern Neighbors Film Festival (Nederlands)
  • December 2015 Edirne International Film Festival Official Selection (Turkey)
  • January 2016 Olympia International Film Festival (USA)
  • January 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA)
  • Best film in Fedeora awards in the “East of west” competition in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • FIPRESCI Award in Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • AUDIENCE Award in Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • SPECIAL JURY Award in CIENEDAYS Film Festival
  • BEST DIERCTOR in DEA International Film Festival
  • Public award, Best ensemble cast in SEEFEST Film Festival
  • Best film in POGRADEC Balkan and food Film Festival
  • Best film, Best actress, Best music, Audience award in Albanian Film Week
  • Best Film in Varna International Film Festival
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