by Effi and Amir


In a two-dimensional dystopian landscape of deserted half-built houses in Albania, a new mythology is in the making. The filmmakers, perhaps a contemporary incarnation of Goldilocks from the tale of the Three Bears, invade the houses and occupy their empty, liminal space and its missing furniture. The local community comments in song and speech about the new arrivals and their enterprise of an immigration in an opposite direction, from the full to the empty, from excess to lack.


in collaboration with Ilir Kaso

Sara Gurabardhi
Arbies Komoni
Verjana Abazaj
Olsjan Laskaj
Konstandin Canaj
Ema Andrea
ISO-POLYPHONY GROUP: Ensemble Cipini (Engjell Tairaj, Vendim Kapaj, Vendim Zykaj, Bardha Brahimaj, Zholi Avdi, Tomorr Lelo, Nazif Çelaj, Nikolin Likaj, Sadush Kamaj, Kalo Bregaj)

*Text – sung and spoken – based on interviews conducted in Albania by Effi & Amir in May 2014

Camera: Effi & Amir Arianit Gjonbalaj
Sound: Kwinten Van Laethem, Gedeon Depauw, Effi & Amir
Song recordings: Artur Dhamo Audio Records, Vlora
Editing: Effi & Amir
Sound editing: Kwinten Van Laethem
Translation: Ada Mita, Miles O Shea, Hélène Papot
Golden Locks: Florence Coenaerts

Produced by La chose à trois jambes, in co-production with the Centre de l’audiovisuel à Bruxelles and ORAFILM (Albania) | Supported by The center for cinema and audiovisual of Wallonie-Bruxelles federation, The Flemish Film Fund (VAF), Ostrovsky Family Fund, and Argos – center for art ad media. With the help of Netwerk- centre for contemporary art,

The project has participated in the SIC – SoundImageCulture Workshop, 2014

More Information

Year: 2016
Duration: 33’30
Language: Albanian
Subtitles: English

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Freiburger Filmforum, DE, 05/2023