The Forgiveness of Blood (12A)

forgiveness of the blood

From the archive

This film was last shown on 23 August 2012

The new film from the director of MARIA FULL OF GRACE is a story of family feuds and the honour of a bloodline.

Nik is an energetic 17-year-old in the last year of high school ready to embark on his first romance and the opening of his own café after graduation. His sister, Rudina, is a bright, mature 15-year-old who aspires to go to college. When a local land dispute results in their father Mark being accused of murder, the family is drawn into a deadly blood feud.

The rules of the Kanun, a centuries-old Balkan code of law, force Nik, his 7 year old brother and the other male members of his family into virtual house arrest. With Mark hiding in the mountains and Nik unable to leave the house, the family must rely on Rudina, who has to leave school and take over Mark's business in order to provide for them.

While Rudina flourishes in her new found responsibility, Nik's frustration and anger at his isolation drive him to try to end the feud, even though it may cost him his life.


Please note: the screening at 11am on Monday 20 August is a Kino Bambino parent and baby screening.


Joshua Marston
109 mins
Refet Abazi, Sindi Lacej, Tristan Halilaj


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