The Forgiveness of Blood (2012)

August 6th, 2012
Author: Meredith Taylor

Director Joshua Marston

Writer Joshua Marston and Andamion Murataj              

Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej and Refet Abazi

109mins  Albanian with English subtitles

From Albania comes a tragic story of two families locked in a vendetta, trying to move forward with their lives yet deeply rooted in a feudal past dominated by male pride and female submission.

Rob Hardy has captured the bleak beauty of the landscape in and Joshua Marston has used a cast of talented newcomers and interviewed local families to lend authenticity and successfully evoke the lock-down feel of small-town society.  Although the drama which occasionally packs a surprising emotional punch, it nevertheless lacks the narrative drive of Maria Full of Grace, his debut feature.

Meredith Taylor

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