The Forgiveness of Blood
AroView: Dir. Joshua Marston (MARIA FULL OF GRACE) helms this engrossing Albanian drama of family blood feuds and the tensions between tradition and modernity.
Transporting the viewer to an unseen corner of the world, Marston skillfully extracts a gripping fictional narrative from this unique reality, one dangerously perched between third world peasantry and first world progress, and is blessed with cast of non-actors who tackle the difficult balance of dramatic impetus and simple naturalism with aplomb.
“A work of fiction, based on present-day fact, that’s quietly affecting and surprisingly dramatic, so long as you’re willing to watch it unfold at its own deliberate pace.” ~Joe Morgenstern, WALL STREET JOURNAL