HOMAGE TO KAFKA
CREDITS:Filmed by Valentina Bonizzi Voice by Diana Malaj Stenographer of the Prime Minister's Office since 1970: Luisa Lolo Responsible for the Prime Minster's Office guards: Zef Mali Responsible for the Prime Minster's Office cleaners: Feride Cara
How do we wait for the law?
Homage to Kafka is a contemporary reflection on the quotidian existence of the waiting time of the law by narrating it from the work of security guards, cleaning ladies and a stenographer working within the architecture of the Prime Minister’s Office building in Tirana, Albania.
The space where the film takes place is where the Center for Openness and Dialogue (COD), a governmental agency created in 2015 with the intent to leave the main door of the Prime Minister’s Office building opened to the public. Homage to Kafka is the outcome of my observation and reflection about this space while I worked there in 2017.
The film is inspired by the parable Before the Law, contained in Kafka’s book ‘The Trial’ first published in 1915.