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A Shelter Among The Clouds

new TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FF

Can we respect other people’s faith if we fail to deal humanely with the people closest to us?

Synopsis

Besnik is a lonely shepherd and devoted Muslim, haunted by unfulfilled love. He is the son of a Catholic mother and formerly Communist father whom he takes care of in an Albanian village in the mountains. Up here, Christians and Muslims have found a way to co-exist peacefully. Even after the discovery that the old mosque used to be a church and that the building was actually shared by the two religions in the past, the calm of daily life can be preserved - with Besnik's help. After the death of his father, however, drastic changes threaten Besnik's multi-faith family and the shepherd is forced to seek his own path.

'A potent, if pointed, commentary on people who “love God, but can’t seem to love each other.”'

'Slow-burning but visually arresting, this film evocatively captures the collision between tradition and modernity; and the schisms between the uneasily coexisting cultures.'

'The mountain backdrop and the lives that the villagers carve out of it are exquisitely photographed, and for this and more, the picture is likely to find an audience on the festival circuit after its premiere at the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn.'

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Details

Director: Robert Budina
Genre: Drama, Romance
Original title: Streha mes reve
English title: A Shelter Among The Clouds
Country of production: Albania, Romania
Year of production: 2018
Length: 83 min.
Color: colour
Screening format: DCP 2K (2048x858) (1:2,39; 5.1, un-encrypted)
Original language: Albanian
Subtitles: English

Cast: Arben Bajraktaraj, Esela Pysqyli, Irena Cahani, Bruno Shllaku, Osman Ahmeti
Scriptwriter: Robert Budina
Director of photography: Marius Panduru
Editor: Ștefan Tatu
Sound design: Marius Leftărache
Music: Marius Leftărache
Producers: Sabina Kodra
Co-producers: Cristian Nicolescu
Production company: Erafilm
Co-production company: Digital Cube Romania
Supported by: CNC Albania

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Festivals / Awards

Tallinn Black Nights FF, Estonia – Official Selection – World Premiere

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