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The World (Bota)

The World (Bota)

original title:

BOTA

cinematography:

set design:

Shpetim Baca

costume design:

Emir Turkeshi

music:

Walter Fasano, Nathalie Tanner

production:

Partner Media Investment, Erafilm Production, supported by MiBACT, FlexFilm, with the support of QKK - National Film Center Albania, Eurimages

country:

Italy/Albania

year:

2014

film run:

100'

format:

colour

release date:

25/06/2015

festival & awards:

Albania, present day. At the edge of a haunted swamp, Juli (Flonja Kodheli), Nora (Fioralba Kryemadhi) and Ben (Artur Gorishti) 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.