In Albanian the name Bota translates as
“the world”. The beach bar of the same name
however is located in a soulless no man‘s land,
somewhere between the mainland and the
sea; In fact it was here that political prisoners
were detained during the Communist period.
Waitress Juli works for her cousin Ben, who
has become involved with the local Mafi a.
An Italian construction company intends
to construct a new highway through this
withered marshland, time and again however
they stumble across the mortal remains of the
victims of political repression. The film‘s main
protagonist is ultimately also confronted with
the painful truth about her deceased mother
and her family.
DCP | Farbe / colour
Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, Stefania Casini
Pellumb Ballata, Nenad Vukadinovic
Flonja Kodheli, Fioralba Kyremadhi, Artur Gorishti, Tinka Kurti, Alban Ukaj, Luca Lionello
Burim Berisha, FlexFilm Production
Rr. MYSLYM SHYRI, P1, Sh 9, Ap.156
Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci - Iris Elezi – born in Albania. A graduate of film production from New York University, she is the co-founder of the Albanian Cinema Project, an initiative aimed at preserving the endangered Albanian National Film Archive.
Thomas Logoreci– produced Caveh Zahedi’s I AM A SEX ADDICT
in 2005. Worked as DoP and Editor with Jay
Rosenblatt on I USED TO BE A FILMMAKER (2004).
DISPOSABLE HEROES (2007, segment)