The Forgiveness Of Blood Review

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When his uncle and father are accused of stabbing a neighbour, Albanian teenager Nik (Halilaj) is subjected to a form of house arrest under the country's Kanun code. Until the blood debt is paid, his life is threatened every time he steps foot outside.


Ancient and modern collide in a simmering drama about an Albanian blood feud that compels a teenager to defy tradition when her killer father flees and her brother becomes a reprisal target. Authentic, intense, gripping.

Californian director Joshua Marston follows the path less traveled again with a terrific Albanian follow-up to his Columbia drug drama Maria Full Of Grace.