The Forgiveness of Blood [2011] [Criterion] (BLU)

Joshua Marston

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American director Joshua Marston broke out in 2004 with his jolting, Oscar®-nominated Maria Full of Grace, about a young Colombian woman working as a drug mule. In his remarkable follow-up, The Forgiveness of Blood, he turns his camera on another corner of the world: contemporary northern Albania, a place still troubled by the ancient custom of interfamilial blood feuds. From this reality, Marston sculpts a fictional narrative about a teenage brother and sister physically and emotionally trapped in a cycle of violence, a result of their father's entanglement with a rival clan over a piece of land. The Forgiveness of Blood is a tense and perceptive depiction of a place where tradition and progress have an uneasy coexistence, as well as a dynamic coming-of-age drama.

Product Details

  • Starring: Refet Abazi, Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Ilire Vinca Celaj
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Language: Albanian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 10/16/2012
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 628

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary By Director And Co-Writer Joshua Marston
  • Two New Programs:
  • Acting Close To Home - A Discussion Between Marston and Actors Refet Abazi, Tristan Halilaj, and Sindi Lacej
  • Truth On The Ground, Featuring New And On-Set Interviews With Producer Paul Mezey, Abazi, Halilaj, and Lacej
  • Audition And Rehearsal Footage
  • Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Writer Oscar Moralde
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