A shelter among the clouds

Synopsis
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.

trailer

DIRECTED BY

Robert BUDINA

PRODUCED BY

ERAFILM
Producer: Sabina KODRA
Co producer DIGITAL CUBE, RTSH
Co producer: Cristian Nicolescu
Supported by ANCC, RTSH

CREW

Screenplay: Robert BUDINA
Director of photography: Marius PANDURU R.S.C
Editor: Ştefan TATU
Costumes design: Gerta OPARAKU
Production design: Leandër LJARJA
Sound mixer: Darko Spasovski
Sound design & Original Music Marius Leftărache

CAST

Arben BAJRAKTARAJ
Esela PYSQYLI
Bruno SHLLAKU
Irena CAHANI
Muzbajdin QAMILI
Osman AHMETI

TECHNICAL DATA

Year: 2018
Running time 83 m
Country: Albania, Romania
Language: Albanian

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

  • Official selection PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival Tallinn
  • INTERNATIONAL SALES

    Pluto Film

    ALBANIAN DISTRIBUTOR

    ERAFILM