International Films Competition


Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, 2021, 82 min.

Albanian, Heb. and Eng. Sub.

Dir: Marija Zidar

Screening Schedule:

Sat. 11/12 | 14:00 | Cinematheque

Fri. 17/12 | 18:00 | Cinematheque

An 18-year-old girl is killed in a bitter family feud in the Albanian highlands. Her bereaved father is torn by the pressures from a local bishop and an NGO chairman from the capital, not only to forgive the imprisoned killer and his family, as a Christian, but to reconcile with them – as the age-old tribal code, Kanun, once required. A poignant and insightful account of a patriarchal society caught between a lingering past and a precarious present.

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