Cheers
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    Cheers

    Directed by

    Kosovo

    2015

    27 min

    • Albanian

    Drama

    The first payment Lisi (13) decides to share among friends from work, as a real man. Friends want rakia. Lisi will drink rakia, he already knows it is not easy to be an adult. But how can it become immediately so unstable? The one who can be very sweet with him behaves so mean to the friend next to him. They are still laughing, some are frowning. There is also a shout. Friends are drunk, they behave as children, so Lis has the time to show how grown up is he.

    Awards

    • Best Short Film in Albanian - Tirana IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Andi Bajgora
    Luan Jaha
    Bislim Muqaj
    Veton Osmanaj
    Xhelal Halitaj
    Nentor Fetihu
    Screenplay
     Lorena Hida
    Cinematography
    Dimo Popov
    Editing
    Arben Shala
    Agon Uka
    Music
    Samer Agolli
    Production
    IKONE STUDIO
    Norika Sefa

    Norika Sefa

    Kosovo

    I like to capture something happening in the set which cannot be communicated. It’s a kind of storytelling that doesn’t assume that you are watching the scenes thinking about what is going to happen, but rather what is happening.

    Norika Sefa is a Kosovo born filmmaker. She graduated from FAMU in Prague. Her films are fragmentary, oneiric pieces in the way they distill atmosphere rather than stick to a conventional narrative and very heterogeneous in style, merging fiction and documentary. She has made shorts including CHEERS (2015), FLUTTER (2016), and KISS ME, NOW (2020), along with  DESDE ARRIBA (2020), a hybrid documentary made under the guidance of Werner Herzog in the Peruvian jungle. LOOKING FOR VENERA (2021) is her first feature film and premiered at IFF Rotterdam, winning a special jury award in the Tiger competition. Norika is currently developing her next feature film set in Kosovo.

    Selected Filmography