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In light of the current challenges related to the coronavirus the film club committee has decided to cancel the rest of the Spring Season 2020. We hope to be back with a new season as usual in the autumn. In the meantime let us look after one another and we appreciate your patience and understanding.

The Forgiveness of Blood

(Falja e Gjakut)

Director: Joshua Marston
Albania 2010
108 minutes
Cert: Club
This film is set in contemporary northern Albania, a place still troubled by the ancient custom of familial blood feuds and tells the story of 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. Showing a world rarely seen on screen The Forgiveness of Blood is a tense and perceptive depiction of a place where tradition and progress coexist uneasily, as well as a dynamic coming-of-age drama. The film won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the Berlin Film Festival.