A Shelter Among The Clouds


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


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.

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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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