A CUP OF COFFEE AND NEW SHOES ON
by Gentian Koçi
Albania, Portugal, Greece, Kosovo, 2022, 99'
The strong bond of two identical, deaf twins is shaken when they receive life-changing news
Agim and Gëzim, identical twins in their thirties, have a strong bond of brotherly love. They are deaf, but this doesn’t get in the way of their everyday life in urban Tirana. One day they receive news which changes everything: they have a rare genetic disease and will also lose their sight. Together, and with Gëzim’s girlfriend Ana at their side, they are confronted with their changing relationship to the world. Around a cup of coffee, the two brothers have to redefine their connection as they try to adapt to their new life.
Cast & Crew
With: Edgar Morais, Rafael Morais, Drita Kabashi
Production company: ARTALB FILM PRODUCTIONS (Albania)
Producers: Gentian Koçi, Blerina Hankollari
Coproducers: Irini Vougioukalou, Konstantina Stavrianou, Maria João Mayer, Liridon Cahani.
World Premiere: Tallinn Black Nights FF 2022
Göteborg FF 2023
Belgrade IFF 2023
Bergamo Film Meeting 2023
Vilnius IFF 2023
Best Director Award - Bergamo Film Meeting 2023
Gentian Koçi is a director, screenwriter and film producer from Tirana, Albania. His short films and documentaries have been selected and awarded in many international festivals. He was internationally recognized for his documentary NOT A CARWASH, which world premiered in official selection at Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, and was nominated for the Special Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest, in 2012. In 2017, Gentian Koçi presented his first feature film DAYBREAK, which he wrote and directed. The film had its world premiere at Sarajevo International Film Festival in main competition, where the main actress was awarded Heart of Sarajevo – Best Actress. Since its world premiere, DAYBREAK has been selected for more than 50 film festivals worldwide, receiving several awards. DAYBREAK was the official Albanian submission for the Academy Awards – Oscars 2018. A CUP OF COFFEE AND NEW SHOES ON (2022), Gentian Koçi’s second feature film, is a co- production between Albania, Portugal, Greece and Kosovo. It will have its world premiere in the main competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), in November 2022. A CUP OF COFFEE AND NEW SHOES ON is Albania’s official submission at the Oscars 2023.