The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)

Genre: Drama


Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival, the powerful and richly textured second feature from Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace) focuses on an Albanian family caught up in a blood feud. Nik (Tristan Halilaj) is a carefree teenager in a small town with a crush on the school beauty and ambitions to start his own internet café. His world is suddenly up-ended when his father and uncle become entangled in a land dispute that leaves a fellow villager murdered. According to a centuries-old code of law, this entitles the dead man’s family to take the life of a male from Nik’s family as retribution. His uncle in jail and his father in hiding, Nik is the prime target and confined to the home while his younger sister Rudina (Sindi Laçej) is forced to leave school and take over their father’s business. Working with non-professional Albanian actors and a local co-writer, Marston boldly contrasts antiquated traditions with the lives of the young people whose future is put at risk by them.

The Forgiveness of Blood Trailer


Genre: Drama
Year: 2011
Release Status: Released
Release Date: 2011-02-18
Production: Sundance Selects Fandango Portobello Pictures Artists Public Domain Cinereach Lissus Media Journeyman Pictures Phoenix Film Investments
Language: shqip
Runtime: 109 min



Original Music Composer: Leonardo Heiblum
Original Music Composer: Jacobo Lieberman
Editor: Malcolm Jamieson
Casting: Andamion Murataj
Production Design: Tommaso Ortino
Executive Producer: Eric Abraham
Executive Producer: Tyler Brodie
Executive Producer: Janine Gold
Director: Joshua Marston
Writer: Andamion Murataj
Producer: Paul Mezey
Producer: Gwen Bialic
Producer: Andamion Murataj
Executive Producer: Hunter Gray
Executive Producer: Domenico Procacci
Producer: Andrew Goldman
Director of Photography: Rob Hardy
Writer: Joshua Marston

The Forgiveness of Blood Movie

Genre: Drama
Year: 2011