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...
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After her return from a Russian Gulag, Antonia is forced to keep her horrible experiences secret in favor of the new socialistic GDR. When she can't conceal the past despite much effort, her newly regained freedom is taken away once again.
Alexandra Maria Lara,
A young chef and long distance runner is tormented by the loss of his brother not too long ago. He focusses on his running, his girlfriend and his work. But when he believes he is not ... See full summary »
It's Lara's 60th birthday, and this very evening, her son will be giving his debut piano concert. Lara mapped out his musical career. But Lara is not welcome at his debut performance. Even if Lara engages, everything gets out of control.
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Celeste is a widow living a tranquil, unadventurous existence in Havana, fulfilling her daily shifts as a tour guide at the local planetarium. One day when several "Cubans" mysteriously ... See full summary »
María Isabel Díaz Lago,
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.Written by
The story of the film occur now days, but is based in true events that happened in 1470 in Shkodra, Albania where a church was destroyed by the war and after years was transformed in mosque by the Ottomans, but the vizier of the time, under the request of the Muslim Community , gave to the Catholic Community permission to use it as a church once a week, because the closest church to them would be too far to reach.
The film was shoot in Valbone and Dragobi in the Bajram Curri's district in Albania where different religious communities leave in harmony and celebrate together their respective religious feasts. See more »