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A Shelter Among the Clouds (2018)

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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... See full summary »


Robert Budina


Robert Budina (screenplay), Sabina Kodra (story)
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Credited cast:
Osman Ahmeti Osman Ahmeti ... Alban
Arben Bajraktaraj ... Besnik
Suela Bako Suela Bako ... Lirie
Helga Boshnjaku Helga Boshnjaku ... Hajrie
Rubin Boshnjaku Rubin Boshnjaku ... Kosta
Irena Cahani Irena Cahani ... Fitore
Eglantina Cenomeri Eglantina Cenomeri ... Era
Jeton Demiraj Jeton Demiraj ... Abi
Skender Dula Skender Dula ... Frroku
Avdullah Gjikokaj Avdullah Gjikokaj ... Gjon
Kol Gjoni Kol Gjoni ... Zefi
Merita Gjyriqi Merita Gjyriqi ... Woman
Zef Jubani Zef Jubani ... Gjini
Muzbajdin Kamili-Muci Muzbajdin Kamili-Muci ... Imam
Klara Lamthi Klara Lamthi ... Selma


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 Robert Budina

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Can we love God and respect other people's faith if we fail to deal humanely with the people closest to us?


Drama | Romance


Did You Know?


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 »

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Albanese portrait
3 August 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

I saw it as a realistic, delicate and precise portrait of Albania. From religion aspects, to reference to Enver Hodja regime, from impressive nature to conservative rules and connections between family members so familiar in Balkans. The basic virtue - admirable portrait of Besiki by Arben Bajraktaraj , the beautiful sketch of love story and the perfect end.

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Release Date:

13 December 2018 (Albania) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Licht zwischen den Wolken See more »

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EUR500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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