A slow-paced social drama on an individual’s desperate struggle for a better life: due to her involvement in a case of assisted suicide, nurse Violeta loses her job. Subsequently she moves in with an elderly woman who she cares for in return for a meagre wage. Believing the time has come for a fresh start, Violeta resorts to drastic measures.
Though the outlook might not be great, matters can always take a turn for the worse: single mother Violeta has nothing left, not even a drop of breast milk for her child. All that remains is the meagre earnings she receives from émigré Ariana in return for care for the latter’s bed-ridden mother. When Ariana is killed in a car accident, Violeta elects for a desperate way out in order to keep her head above water. Narrating a mother’s hand-to-mouth existence in a series of hauntingly bleak scenes, DITA ZË FILL represents a damning indictment of a social system in which it’s every man for himself and dreams are achieved at the expense of a sense of humanity and a general respect for moral rules. This, Gentian Koçi’s debut feature film, was pitched at connecting Cottbus in 2014. WMH
Gentian Koçi - born in 1979 in Tirana, Albania. He has a degree in Film Directing from the Academy of Film & Multimedia “Marubi”. He has directed several award-winning short films and documentaries. DITA ZË FILL is his first feature fiction film.
ANTENA (2008, short)
REVENGE (2011, short, doc)
S'ESHTE LAVAZH (2012, short, doc)
AJASO, A PHILOPERFORMANCE (2014, doc)