• Debut film

Odpuščanje

Reconciliation

  • Documentary Film
  • s.d.
  • Slovenia

The killing of a young woman, Gjyste, becomes the focus of the Balkan patriarchal drama revolving around pain, power, and an old family conflict. Her killer is convicted and imprisoned, yet in the Albanian highlands, the victim's father Gezim is still struggling to cope with his unbearable grief along with his wife Vera and their remaining daughters and sons. Gjin, a mediator from the capital, ste

The killing of a young woman, Gjyste, becomes the focus of the Balkan patriarchal drama revolving around pain, power, and an old family conflict. Her killer is convicted and imprisoned, yet in the Albanian highlands, the victim's father Gezim is still struggling to cope with his unbearable grief along with his wife Vera and their remaining daughters and sons. Gjin, a mediator from the capital, steps in to intervene in the conflict between the feuding families, turning Gjyste into an angel and a symbol of sacrifice for the parents. Using an odd mix of old traditional laws and Christian religion, Gjin pressures the father not only to forgive the killer's family, but to reconcile with them.

Director Marija Zidar

Writing

screenwriter

Direction

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Production

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Cinematography

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Editing

film editor
film editor

production

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Alternative title
Reconciliation (english)
Krvno maščevanje (slovenian) (working title)
The Business of Revenge (english) (working title)
First feature
Yes
Production countries
Slovenia
Technical data
Budget
Grants
100,000 EUR
public call / Slovenian Feature-Length Debut
2016

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