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TIFF.18 - Focus Albania

Bota TIFF.18

Category: Focus Albania
Director: Iris Elezi
Cast: Flonja Kodheli, Fioralba Kyremadhi, Artur Gorishti
Duration: 100 min.
Country: Albania
Year: 2014

Populated by charming oddballs, quirky café Bota (literally "the world" in Albanian) is a silent witness to the lives and secrets of people living in the shadow of the past. Long after the end of Albania’s harsh dictatorship, the locals’ lives have stagnated, most too poor to seize the opportunities liberty has offered them. But progress, in the form of a highway construction project, prompts change and new decisions for this very special café society.

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