Daybreak / Dita zë fill
Albania, Greece 2017

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directed by Gentian Koçi, social drama, 85 min, eng subtitles, 16+ written by Gentian Koçi
with Ornela Kapetani, Kasem Hoxha, Suzana Prifti

Saturday 7.10.2017 - 20.30, Cinémathèque
Wednesday 11.10.2017 - 21.00, Ciné Utopia

A young single mother, Leta, has not been able to pay the rent for several months. She and her one-year old son are thrown out of their apartment and Leta finds herself on the brink of homelessness and despair. She moves in with a bedridden elderly woman, Sophie, whose daughter is married and lives abroad, hiring Leta as her mother’s carer in her absence. But, in order to keep her job and a roof over her head, Leta has to keep Sophie alive at any cost. Daybreak is the feature debut of the Albanian director Gentian Koçi, which premiered in the official competition of the Sarajevo Film Festival this summer. This realistic, intimate drama depicts the fragile relationship between two women, a relationship oscillating between empathy and pragmatic aims. It also pictures a poor and corrupt society which turns a blind eye to the suffering of its most vulnerable members, people struggling in their day-to-day existence due to economic uncertainties.

Leta, jeune mère célibataire, n'a pas pu payer son loyer pendant plusieurs mois. Elle et son bébé sont expulsés de leur appartement et Leta se retrouve au bord du vagabondage et du désespoir. Elle s'installe avec une femme âgée clouée au lit, Sophie, dont la fille mariée et vivant à l'étranger décide d’engager Leta comme soignante de sa mère en son absence. Cependant pour garder son travail et un toit au-dessus de sa tête, Leta doit garder Sophie vivante à tout prix.

https://vimeo.com/224851203 http://https://www.widemanagement.com/daybreak http://www.cineuropa.org/f.aspx?t=film&l=en&did=331528 https://www.screendaily.com/features/gentian-koi-on-sarajevo-film-festival-premiere-daybreak/5120752.article