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Balcony

Ballkoni

(2013)

A film by Lendita Zeqiraj

Genre(s): Comedy / Unknown


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Balcony

  • Lendita Zeqiraj

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Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2013: American Film Institute Festival (AFI FEST) Special Jury Award
  • 2014: Whashington West Film Festival Best Director
  • 2014: Red Dirt International Film Festival (USA) Best Director & Best Narrative Short
  • 2014: Fiaticorti Festival Fiaticorti Award for Best Short Film & Cinemabreve Special Mention
  • 2013: MOSTRA DE VENISE | Short Films Competition
  • 2013: 29th Warsaw Film Festival | Best Short Films
  • 2014: Festival Tous Courts (France) | Courts Métrage

Synopsis



Kosovo nowadays. Jeton, a 10-year-old boy is sitting on the edge of a balcony on the 4th floor. Neighbors and passers-by, terrified by this situation, call the police and firefighters for help. But the situation quickly becomes unmanageable.

BALCONY is a long-shot film by Lendita Zeqiraj, awarded Kosovar painter, screenwriter and film director. BALCONY was selected as one of the best among twenty-competitive scenarios and financially supported by Kosova Cinematography Center.

The film is a satiric reflection on today’s Kosovar society and its development, 14 years after the war - under the international observation. A cinematographic observation that exposes the authentic mindset of the Balkan society that quickly deviates into a ridiculous situation.

Sequence begins in the sunset and ends at twilight, as a metaphorical cinematic expression that reinforces immersion of a convincing dialogue and situation into a kind of absurdity, and same time revealing the mentality and reality everyday life in today’s Kosovo society, featuring child labor, unemployment, incompetence and ignorance.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 20'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Ratio: 1,77:1 (16/9)
  • Sound: Stereo / 5.1
  • Original Language(s): Albanian
  • Subtitle(s) available: English / French
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

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