A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On

Një filxhan kafe dhe këpucë të reja veshur

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
Two inseparable identical unhearing twin brothers in their thirties, after they discover that due to a genetic disease, they will progressively, but irreversibly go blind, struggle emotionally to give to their intolerable existential conditions a different twist. Slowly immersing into an unbearable silenced darkness, not being able to see the world and each other anymore, only with a high-spirited young woman by their side, the two siblings have to make a strong decision around a cup of coffee with new shoes on. The daily repetitive movements of the characters, minimal, intense and bodily dialogues in tactile sign language condense strong cinematic emotions, while cold colors baths help to unfold the poetic and reflective gloominess of the story. This unique and existential story is a meticulous, sensible, penetrating and challenging drama on brotherhood, love and communication, which transforms into a cinematic allegory on the very limits of cinema itself. No image! No sound! No speech!
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF64.

Direction: Gentian Koçi
Script: Gentian Koçi
Cinematography: Ilias Adamis
Editing: Myrto Karra
Actors: Edgar Morais, Rafael Morais, Drita Kabashi
Production: Artalb Film Productions
Producers: Gentian Koçi, Blerina Hankollari
Co-production: Maria & Mayer, Graal Films, Added Value Films
Co-producers: Irini Vougioukalou, Konstantina Stavrianou, Maria João Mayer, Liridon Cahani
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Albania, Portugal, Greece, Kosovo
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 99'
Contact: Graal
Awards/Distinctions: Best Director – Bergamo Film Meeting 2023, Golden Sun for Best Film, Critics’ Award (SEE Program) – Cinedays Skopje FF 2023

Gentian Koçi

Gentian Koci is a director, screenwriter, and film producer from Tirana, Albania. His short films and documentaries have been selected and awarded at many important festivals. He was internationally recognized for his documentary Not a Carwash (2012), which world-premiered in official selection at Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, and was nominated for the Special Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest and met with great critical acclaim. Gentian Koci was part of the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011. In 2017, Gentian Koci presented his first feature film Daybreak, which he wrote, directed, and produced. Daybreak had the world premiere at the Sarajevo International Film Festival in the main competition, where the main actress was awarded Heart of Sarajevo - Best Actress. Since its world premiere, Daybreak has been selected in more than 50 important film festivals all over the world, gathering many awards and receiving very positive reviews from the most important specialized film magazines. Daybreak was the official Albanian submission for the Academy Awards - Oscars 2018. Gentian Koci second feature film A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On (2022), had its world premiere in the main competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, its Nordic premiere at Goteborg Film Festival, the German premiere at CineVision Competition at 40th Filmfest Munchen. He is currently in the development phase of his next project, Cold Sun.


2012 Not a Carwash (doc)
2017 Daybreak
2022 A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On