Marija Zidar
Reconciliation
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Reconciliation

Reconciliation

Marija Zidar

2021
82 min.
Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo
Albanian
Subtitles: Catalan and English

In the mountains of Albania, a father looks for answers to the murder of his 18-year-old daughter. A universal film about the difficult road to reconciliation.

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Marija Zidar
Sound
Miloš Drobnjaković, Julij Zornik, Jovo Kljajić
Production
Danijel Hočevar
Co-production
Latif Hasolli, Jelena Mitrović, Drita Llolla
Editing
Uroš Maksimović
Music
Dimitrije Vasiljević
Color
Teo Rižnar
Synopsis

The film begins a year after the murder of an 18-year-old girl. Her father is a first cousin of the murderer. In Albania there is an ancient law, the Kanun tribal code, which regulates many aspects of life in the country, especially in rural areas. If a member of one family kills a member of another family, the same price has to be paid. The cycle of violence never ends. The head of an NGO in the capital and a local bishop put pressure on the father to pardon the killer. Pride, tradition and a patriarchal society, where women's voices are not heard, make the road to reconciliation very difficult. A film full of moral dilemmas and reflections that challenge us in times of conflict.

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About the direction
Marija Zidar

Marija Zidar

Director

Marija Zidar (1976) is a Slovenian filmmaker. Her background is in Journalism (BA in Journalism; BA...

Awards and festivals

IDFA
The Netherlands, 2021
Sofia DocuMental
Bulgaria, 2021
Dokufest Prizren
Kosovo, 2021
CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2021
ZINEBI film festival
Spain, 2021
Marija Zidar
Reconciliation
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Reviews

"Slovenian director, Marija Zidar, deals with the subject of family brawls in northern Albania, signing a suspenseful documentary that invites reflection".

— Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa
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