Bota

  • October 31, 2020 / 15:00
  • November 14, 2020 / 15:00

Directors: Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci
Cast:
 Flonja Kodheli, Fioralba Kryemadhi, Artur Gorishti, Luca Lionello, Tinka Kurti 
Albania, Italy, Kosovo, 2014, 100', DCP, color
Albanian with Turkish subtitles

Bota (Albanian for "the world”) is a cafe situated on the edge of a vast area of marshland in a remote part of Albania, and it is here that the lives of the protagonists intersect in this compelling debut by Iris Elezi and Thomas Logoreci. The directors skilfully exploit the genius loci of the desolate landscape and, aided by a period score and beguiling long shots, they flawlessly evoke the atmosphere of a place where the past still encroaches upon people’s lives.

Bota

Bota

Father

Father

Open Door

Open Door

Trailer

Bota

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

Introducing… Turkish coffee!

Introducing… Turkish coffee!

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At The Well

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