Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Albanian tradition on film

One entry at this year's Berlin Film festival by award winning filmmaker Joshua Marston, entitled "The Forgiveness of Blood", deals with an old tradition that unfortunately still lingers on in today's Albanian world.

It was reported by Reuters as a ".... familiar tale of territorial rights and family honor but it is told well and the film features appealingly natural performances by non-professionals."

Today's news is that the film has won the 'Silver Bear' award for 'Best Script' by Californian Joshua Marston and Albanian Andamion Murataj.

One day I'll take time to tell a similar story that belongs to my ancestors, which, however, I've learned about only a decade ago!

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