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Direction: Gentian Koçi
Screenplay: Gentian Koçi
Cinematography: Ilias Adamis
Editing: Christos Giannakopoulos, Bonita Papastathi
Set design: Ilia Kolka
Original Music: Mardit Lleshi
Costumes: Emir Turkeshi Gramo
Cast: Ornela Kapetani, Kasem Hoxha, Suzana Prifti
Producer: Gentian Koçi in coproduzione con in co-production with Konstantina Stavrianou, Irini Vougioukalou
Production: Artlab Film in coproduzione con in co-production with Graal Films


Leta has not been able to pay the rent for several months. When she and her one-year-old son are thrown out of their apartment, they move in with Sophie, an old woman confined to bed whose daughter has just employed Leta as a caretaker. In order to keep her job and a roof over their head, Leta has to keep Sophie alive at any cost.




IL REGISTA: Gentian Koçi (1979, Tirana) graduated in Film Directing. From 2007 to 2009, Koçi shooted his student shorts (The Mirror, Antenna and Jinx in a Jiffy) which awarded in numerous int. film festivals. Koçi`s nonfiction short Revenge (2011) was supported by Goethe Institute. The medium doc Not a Carwash, (2012) premiered at Hot Docs, was nominated for the Special Jury Award at Sheffield Doc and met with great critical acclaim in the reviews by Sight & Sound. He participated in Berlinale Talent Campus (2011). In 2014, his feature documentary, Ajaso, A Philoperformance, premiered at the University Paris-Sorbonne. Daybreak, his first feature, had his premiere at Sarajevo IFF, has been selected in more than 50 important film festivals all over the world, gathering 11 awards. It was the official Albanian submission for the Oscars in 2018.


2017 Sarajevo FF – Concorso Internazionale International Competition: Heart Of Sarajevo for Best Actress
2017 Stockholm IFF – Discovery Section
2017 Cottbus FF – Feature Film Competition
2017 Warsaw FF – Competition 1-2
2017 Minsk IFF – Concorso Youth on the March Competition
2017 Thessaloniki IFF – International Competition
2017 Santa Barbara IFF – Official Selection
2017 Tirana IFF – Competition: Best Director
2017 Cinedays, Festival of European Film – Concorso CineBalkan Competition: Golden Star for Best Film
2017 IFF of India, Goa
2018 Trieste FF – International Competition
2018 Alexandria IFF – International Competition: Best First or Second Feature, Best Screenplay