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Bota

Bota

Albania. Nearby a haunted swamp, Juli, Nora, and Ben work together in an isolated village where their families were exiled during the communist rule. Under the disapproving eyes of Juli, Ben juggles an affair with Nora while dreaming of expanding his café into the Balkans. Their quiet world ceases to exist when a highway crew begins to widen the road. Juli falls for the 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 at the break of dawn, Juli, Ben, and Nora must face a shared secret from their traumatic past.

Iris Elezi is an award-winning Albanian filmmaker and lecturer. She studied at the Tisch School of the Arts and co-founded the initiative The Albanian Cinema Project. BOTA premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and won the FEDEORA Award for Best Film. // Films (selection): DISPOSABLE HEROES (2005, short doc), BOTA (2014)

Thomas Logoreci is an Albanian producer and filmmaker. As a cinematographer and editor, he has collaborated with such filmmakers as Caveh Zahedi, Jay Rosenblatt, and Mark Cousins. // Films (selection): BOTA (2014)

European Panorama 2015

Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci

Italy / Albania / Kosovo 2014
DCP / color 
100 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Ramiro Civita (A.D.F.)
Editing
Walter Fasano
Sound
Nenad Vukadinovic, Pellumb Ballata
Music
Walter Fasano, Nathalie Tanner
Cast
Flonja Kodheli, Artur Gorishti, Fioralba Kryemadhi, Tinka Kurti
Producers
Sabina Kodra (ERAFILM), Andrea Stucovitz (PMI)
KoproduzentInnen / Co-Producers Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, Burim Berisha
Koproduktion / Co-Production PMI (IT)

Trailer

Production

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ERAFILM
Rr. M. Shyri, P. 1, Sh. 9, Ap. 156
1001 Tirana
Albania
T + 355 692 05 55 50
contact@erafilm-albania.com
www.erafilm-albania.com