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The Forgiveness of Blood

Spine #628



Release:
Oct 16, 2012
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Albanian Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

The Forgiveness of Blood

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Directed By: Joshua Marston
Starring: Tristan Halilaj, Refet Abazi, Zana Hasaj, Erjon Mani
Licensor: Sundance Selects

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American director Joshua Marston broke out in 2004 with his jolting, Oscar-nominated Maria Full of Grace, about a young Colombian woman working as a drug mule. In his remarkable follow-up, The Forgiveness of Blood, he turns his camera on another corner of the world: contemporary northern Albania, a place still troubled by the ancient custom of interfamilial blood feuds. From this reality, Marston sculpts a fictional narrative about a teenage brother and sister physically and emotionally trapped in a cycle of violence, a result of their father's entanglement with a rival clan over a piece of land. The Forgiveness of Blood is a tense and perceptive depiction of a place where tradition and progress have an uneasy coexistence, as well as a dynamic coming-of-age drama.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary featuring director and cowriter Joshua Marston
  • Two new video programs: Acting Close to Home, a discussion between Marston and actors Refet Abazi, Tristan Halilaj, and Sindi Laçej, and Truth on the Ground, featuring new and on-set interviews with Mezey, Abazi, Halilaj, and Laçej
  • Audition and rehearsal footage
  • Trailer

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