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A Shelter Among the Clouds

Besnik is a lonely shepherd and devoted Muslim, haunted by unfulfilled love. He is the son of a Catholic mother and formerly Communist father whom he takes care of in an Albanian village in the mountains. Up here, Christians and Muslims have found a way to co-exist peacefully. Even after the discovery that the old mosque used to be a church and that the building was actually shared by the two religions in the past, the calm of daily life can be preserved - with Besnik’s help. After the death of his father, however, drastic changes threaten Besnik’s multi-faith family and the shepherd is forced to seek his own path.

Director: Robert Budina
Producer: Sabrina Kodra

Language: Albanian with Arabic and English subtitles
Country: Albania
Duration: 83 min

Screening Dates

Ramallah, Al Kasaba Theater and Cinemathque, Thursday 03.10 20:00
Bethlehem, Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts & Culture, Friday 04.10 18:00