Category: documentary
Director: Marija Zidar
Producer: Danijel Hočevar
Country: Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo
Year: 2021
Length: 82'
Production Status: completed


An 18-year-old woman is killed by a bullet intended for her father. It is the tragic outcome of a bitter family feud. Her father's cousin is found guilty by Albania's judicial system and is serving a jail term for her murder. However, under the country's ancient code of law (the Kanun), her father is entitled to take blood revenge. Religious and legal authorities, each with their own agenda, try to sway his decision. Marija Zidar's epic documentary was filmed over five years in Albania's mountainous north - a place stuck obstinately in a patriarchal past. (Sydney Film Festival 2021)

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