Section: Feature Film Competition

Dita Zë Fill


Gentian Koçi
Albania, Greece, 2017, 84 Min

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.

Wide Management

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

DCP | Farbe / colour
Gentian Koçi
Ilias Adamis
Xenophon Kontopoulos
Christos Giannakopoulous, Bonita Papastathi
Ilian Kolka
Mardit B. Lleshi
Ornela Kapetani, Suzana Prifti, Kasem Hoxha, Adele Gjoka, Hermes Kasimati
Gentian Koçi
Artlab Film
Graal Films
Wide Management
Loic Magneron
9rue Bleue
75009 Paris
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Gentian Koçi

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)

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