CORK CINE CLUB PRESENTS
THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD
Thu 21 March,St. John’s Central College at 8pm
Winner – Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, 2011 Berlin Film Festival
Cork Cine Club presents The Forgiveness of Blood , winner of Best Screenplay at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, on Thursday 21 March at 8pm in St. John’s Central College.
American director Joshua Marston turns his camera on an obscure corner of the world: contemporary northern Albania, a place still troubled by the ancient custom of interfamily blood feuds.
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 coexist uneasily, as well as a dynamic coming-of-age drama.
Marston’s outsider’s view lays bare the contradictions between ancient tradition and the youngsters’ impatience, helped by fine performances from his largely non-professional cast.
Joshua Marston emerged in 2004 with the jolting, Oscar-nominated Maria Full of Grace, about a young Colombian woman working as a drug mule. Since then he has worked on television programmes such as In Treatment and Law and Order, but The Forgiveness of Blood is his first feature film in six years.
THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (FALJA E GHAKUT) Director: Joshua Marston. Albania, 2010. 108 minutes. Cert: CLUB. Language: Albanian (subtitled).
The remaining Cork Cine Club films to be shown in St. John’s Central College on Thursdays at 8pm are THE GIANTS (Belgium) on 11 April and A SIMPLE LIFE (China) on 18 April.
Please note there are no films on 28 March or 4 April. Shorts may be shown before the feature film.
See www.corkcineclub.com, Facebook and Twitter for trailers, reviews and more. Tickets, €8.50/€7 (includes Cine Club membership), are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.