World premiere

A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On

Local title
Tass kohvi ja uued kingad
Original title
Një filxhan kafe dhe këpucë të reja veshur
Director
Gentian Koçi
Country
Albania, Portugal, Greece, Kosovo
Year
2022
Programme
Official Selection - Competition
Genre
drama
Subject
family relations, love, disabled people, relationships

It is often claimed in small countries that directors are unable to maintain their creative form with the limited resources. Albanian Gentian Koçi overturns that claim, or perhaps he is simply an exception. His debut “Daybreak” (2017) took part in half a hundred film festivals and represented Albania in the Oscar race. The author now comes to PÖFF with his second feature film and even before the world premiere in Tallinn Albania decided to nominate the film for an Oscar.

Two inseparable near-middle-age brothers live together. They are identical twins and deaf-mutes. They are often visited by Ana, the girlfriend of one of the brothers. It is like a small idyll in a world of silence. When driving home one evening, the vision of the brother at the wheel blurs. Doctors explain that it is a genetic disease that ends in blindness. And this concerns both brothers. Their life will move from the world of silences into a world of darkness. Ana makes the men a cup of coffee, helps them put on new shoes, and the brothers make an existential decision.

The author describes the film as an existential drama. The story told in the film is simple and clear, but with mise-en-scènes the director skilfully creates an emotion that stays with you for a long time. And the deeply perceived role performances of the actors – twin brothers Rafael and Edgar Morais – must definitely be applauded.

Mihkel Möölman

Director
Gentian Koçi
Screenwriter
Gentian Koçi
Cast
Edgar Morais, Rafael Morais, Drita Kabashi
Producer
Blerina Hankollari, Gentian Koçi
DoP
Ilias Adamis
Editor
Myrto Karra
Production
Artalb Film Productions
World sales
M-appeal
Runtime
Language
Albanian
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Gentian Koçi

Filmograafia Àjáso, une philoperformance (2014, doc), Daybreak (2017), A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On (2022)

Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn

Screenings

Chill-Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening110101 / Tass kohvi ja uued kingad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsGentian Koçi (Film Director, Producer, Scriptwriter), Edgar Morais (Actor, Film Director), Rafael Morais (Actor), Drita Kabashi (Actress), Konstantina Stavrianou (Producer)
Q&A duration
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Hall Athena Center, Tartu
Screening122101 / Tass kohvi ja uued kingad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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4th Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening151305 / Tass kohvi ja uued kingad
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker