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
Andrea Stucovitz (PMI), Sabina Kodra (Erafilm)
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).