• The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)

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Release Date: February 24th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
After his father and uncle kill a neighbor, an Albanian teen (Tristan Halilaj) finds that his own life may be forfeited in a legal blood feud.

Cast: Tristan Halilaj, Refet Abazi, Veton Osmani, Elsajed Tallalli, Sindi Lacej, Selman Lokaj, Zana Hasaj, Erjon Mani

Director: Joshua Marston

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Fandango

Distributors: IFC Films

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  • Richly photographed by Rob Hardy (who gave Red Riding: 1974 its almost surreal bleakness), this meticulously researched story (Marston spent a month interviewing families trapped in these vendettas) reveals a culture dominated by male pride and patriarchal selfishness. show more

  • Quietly affecting and surprisingly dramatic, so long as you're willing to watch it unfold at its own deliberate pace. show more

  • While The Forgiveness of Blood lacks the narrative momentum of director Joshua Marston's previous film, "Maria Full of Grace" - it is nonetheless fascinating. show more

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