Reconciliation

by Marija Zidar

Odpuščanje, 2021, documentary, digital DCP, 1,85:1, c, 82 min
Finished

An 18-year-old girl is killed in a bitter family feud in the Albanian highlands. Her bereaved father is torn by the pressures from a local bishop and an NGO chairman from the capital, not only to forgive the imprisoned killer and his family, as a Christian, but to reconcile with them – as the age-old tribal code, Kanun, once required. A poignant and insightful account of a patriarchal society caught between a lingering past and a precarious present.

Marija Zidar

Marija Zidar (1976) is a Slovenian filmmaker. Her background is in Journalism (BA in Journalism; BA in English Language and Literature). She also has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Ljubljana. She is passionate about presenting thoroughly investigated social issue stories through intimate, sensitive, and empathetic visual storytelling. She has written three medium-length documentaries for RTV Slovenija and directed one. Reconciliation is her debut full-length documentary.

WP:
CPH:DOX, Next:Wave Award competition, 2021

Awards:
DOKUDOC Chosen best documentary (DOKUDOC, 2021), Award best documentary (DokuFest, 2021), Award best female director (Sofia DocuMental, 2021), Award best documentary (TIFF - Tetova International Film Festival, 2021), Young Onion Special Mention best young artist (MakeDOX, 2021)

director
Marija Zidar
producer
Danijel Hočevar
co-producers
Latif Hasolli, Jelena Mitrović, Drita Llolla
associate producer
Katja Lenarčič
director of photography
Latif Hasolli
music composer
Dimitrije Vasiljević
film editor
Uroš Maksimović
co-editor
Mariana Kozáková
sound designers
Miloš Drobnjaković, Julij Zornik, Jovo Kljajić
production
Vertigo
co-production
RTV Slovenija, Dera Film, Film House Baš Čelik, Seagull Entertainment
in collaboration with
Film Studio Viba Film, Friendly production, NuFrame, 001
co-funding
Eurimages, Slovenian Film Centre, Ministry of Culture and Information Serbia, Film Center Serbia, Film Centre od Montenegro, Creative Europe - MEDIA, Qendra Kinematografike e Kosovës - QKK

VERTIGO
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Danijel Hočevar
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