The Forgiveness of Blood / Falja e gjakut (2011) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Nik (Tristan Halilaj) is a teenage boy living a slowly modernizing life in northern Albania. He plays soccer, flirts with a classmate, uses Facebook, and dreams of opening an internet cafe. His sister Rudina (Sindi Lecaj) is an excellent student with a powerful curiosity. His father drives a horse-drawn carriage delivering bread, and is locked in a rivalry with the family who has been given his ancestral land in the wake of the fall of communism. That family has begun to block a road historically used by the whole town, and when a seemingly common moment of conflict results in the murder of the new landowner, Nik’s father goes into hiding and his uncle is arrested.
Nik is in danger--he would seem the most likely casualty of the blood feud, so he is forced to disappear from school (and from the life of his new girlfriend). His younger sister is forced to take over the family business of delivering bread by horse buggy to keep the family financially afloat. Very quickly, she needs to learn to become a shrewd business woman.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:49:33 | 7.46 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Albanian (Dolby AC3, 6 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Joshua Marston
Cast: Tristan Halilaj, Sindi Lacej, Refet Abazi, Ilire Vinca Celaj, Cun Lajci
Country: USA, Albania, Denmark, Italy

• Audio commentary by director and cowriter Joshua Marston
• Two new video programs: Acting Close to Home (23:29), a discussion between Marston and
actors Refet Abazi, Tristan Halilaj, and Sindi Lacej, and Truth on the Ground (17:39), featuring new and on-set interviews with producer Paul Mezey, Abazi, Halilaj, and Lacej
• Audition (9:25) and rehearsal footage (10:07)
• Trailer

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