The film "Astronaut" is a short film that talks about dreams inner world and patriotism.
It is a film where the director has mostly revealed himself and his personal inner character.
All these are placed in the character of a child who wants to become “big” to realize his dream, to catch the stars.
The dream of becoming an astronaut is in the symbolism of flying towards the stars towards space, towards the dream and touching them.
The film is also related to the patriotic side where the child after becoming “big” must show the whole world that Albania is not only what they hear in the news. They are a minority (albanians who end up in prison due to drugs and crime). There are many “great” people in our country.
The film ends with the hands of the child and his father in the lamp where the light turns on. In the symbolism of light and captured stars. Because all the film is in the dark. While the end is with a strong light.
The film talks about anyone who has a dream. For anyone who is in the dark for anyone who thinks that the "light at the end of the movie" will never come.

  • Gerti Palali
  • Gerti Palali
  • Gacalin Gjecaj
  • Anduel Kovaci
    Key Cast
  • Reis Cufi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD 1920 x 1090 Pixel
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • DBGY Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 13, 2023
    Los Angeles
    Regional Winner
Distribution Information
  • Gerti Palali
    Country: Albania
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Gerti Palali

Gerti Palali was born in Shkoder, Albania on August 4 1998.
He graduated from the University of Arts in Tirana, Albania for acting.
He lives in torino italy.
He works as an actor and director with numerous film and theatre projects, between Albania and Italy.
He also works as an art teacher in several high schools.

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