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The Forgiveness of Blood

Joshua Marston

 
The Forgiveness of Blood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 2011
  • 109 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Albanian
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  • Spine #628

American director Joshua Marston emerged in 2004 with the jolting, Oscar-nominated Maria Full of Grace, about a young Colombian woman working as a drug mule. In his remarkable follow-up, The Forgiveness of Blood, he turns his camera on another corner of the world: contemporary northern Albania, a place still troubled by the ancient custom of interfamilial blood feuds. From this reality, Marston sculpts a fictional narrative about a teenage brother and sister physically and emotionally trapped in a cycle of violence, a result of their father’s entanglement with a rival clan over a piece of land. The Forgiveness of Blood is a tense and perceptive depiction of a place where tradition and progress coexist uneasily, as well as a dynamic coming-of-age drama.

Credits

DirectorJoshua Marston
Written byJoshua Marston and Andamion Murataj
Produced byPaul Mezey
Executive producerJanine Gold
Executive producersEric Abraham, Domenico Procacci, Hunter Gray and Tyler Brodie
CoproducersAndamion Murataj and Gwen Bialic
Associate producerAndrew Goldman
Director of photographyRob Hardy
Production designTommaso Ortino
EditorMalcolm Jamieson
MusicJacobo Lieberman and Leonardo Heiblum
Costume designerEmir Turkeshi
Set photographyAnila Jaho

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director of photography Rob Hardy, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary by director and cowriter Joshua Marston
  • Two new video programs: Acting Close to Home, a discussion between Marston and
    actors Refet Abazi, Tristan Halilaj, and Sindi Laçej, and Truth on the Ground, featuring new and on-set interviews with producer Paul Mezey, Abazi, Halilaj, and Laçej
  • Audition and rehearsal footage
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film writer Oscar Moralde

    New cover by Jason Hardy

Film Essays

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The Forgiveness of Blood: How Things Work

By Oscar MoraldeOctober 16, 2012

After breaking out with Maria Full of Grace, filmmaker Joshua Marston visited a strange new . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

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The Forgiveness of Blood: How Things Work

By Oscar MoraldeOctober 16, 2012

After breaking out with Maria Full of Grace, filmmaker Joshua Marston visited a strange new . . . Read more »

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