Romanian Film Festival Seattle 2020 [Online]

A Shelter Among the Clouds & Romanian Film Festival Trailer

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Set in the mountains of Albania, the story of Besnik, a goat shepherd who takes care of a sick father, unfolds in pace with the life of the reclusive village. Besnik’s accidental discovery of an old Roman Catholic fresco in the currently functional Mosque becomes an emblematic event both for himself and his village. Inspired by the real history of a church which has changed hands several times between Christians and Muslims for almost 600 years, the film delicately explores the relationships in interfaith families, the tension between an individual’s faith and freedom, and religious tolerance, which in the end the village embraces.

Internationally acclaimed, A Shelter Among the Clouds won the Global Vision Award at San Jose, the Best Balkan Film prize at Prishtina, and the Cinema of Small Nations prize at Valletta.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    83 minutes
  • Language
    Albanian with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    WA State
  • Director
    Robert Budina
  • Screenwriter
    Robert Budina
  • Producer
    Sabina Kodra
  • Co-Producer
    Cristian Nicolescu
  • Cast
    Arben Bajraktaraj, Esela Pysqyli, Irena Cahani, Bruno Shllaku, Osman Ahmeti
  • Editor
    Ștefan Tatu