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Films & Schedules - FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD


Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Cinemagic)
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Sun, Feb 12, 2012
at 5 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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DIRECTOR: Joshua Marston - ALBANIA

Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival, Forgiveness of Blood is set in a small Albanian town where the old and the new are never far apart. Heading to his job, Mark takes a shortcut across a neighbor’s property. In a place known for its centuries-old blood feuds, the transgression results in murder. Ancient Balkan code of law allows for retribution, forcing Mark into hiding, while his teenage son Nik—more interested in motorcycles, the internet, and his girlfriend than in old rivalries—must confine himself at home to escape the avenging family. It is then up to Nik’s sister, a promising student, to quit school and somehow keep her father’s business alive. Weaving a story of justice, family loyalty, outdated tradition, and personal survival into a riveting drama, Marston explores the collision of generations in a society at once ancient and modern. (109 mins.)

Filmography: Maria Full of Grace (04).


Interests: Narrative Feature.

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