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. Songs, lyrics and dialogues are based on interviews conducted in Albania in May of 2014.

Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein

Effi Weiss (born in Israel, 1971) and Amir Borenstein (born in Israel, 1969) operate as an artist duo since 1999. They work mainly as video makers and often involve performance and participatory strategies in their projects. Besides their own artistic practice they work as editors, cameramen and effect designers. They teach and give video workshops to various audiences.




Selective Filmography

Vil Nor, 2003
Miracle Within A Miracle, 2005
Color, 2006
Epiphany On Vacation, 2010
Jessy Cooks, 2012
Same River Twice, 2013
Mnemonic Gymnastics, 2015
Housewarming, 2016


Film Details:

Albania, 2016, 34’
in Albanian w/ Eng./Arm. subtitles

Directors & Writers: Effi Weiss, Amir Borenstein
Producer: Amir Borenstein
Director of Photography: Amir Borenstein
Editors: Effi Weiss, Amir Borenstein
Sound: Kwinten Van Laethem, Ensemble Çipini
Production Company: La chose à trois jambes