A SHELTER AMONG THE CLOUDS
Film - International Independents Filmfest 2019

A SHELTER AMONG THE CLOUDS

Directed by Robert Budina

Info

Director: Robert Budina
Section: International Independents
Country: Albania, Romania
Year: 2018
PT: EIN LICHT ZWISCHEN DEN WOLKEN
OT: STREHA MES REVE
Language: Albanian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Arben Bajraktaraj, Esela Pysqyli, Irena Cahani, Bruno Shllaku, Osman Ahmeti
18+

Logline

A SHELTER AMONG THE CLOUDS

Besnik is a lonely shepherd and devoted Muslim who is haunted by unrequited love. He is the son of a Catholic mother and a 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 coexist peacefully. Even after the discovery that the old mosque used to be a church and that the building had actually been shared by the two religions in the past, the calm of daily life is able to 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.

Meet the director

A SHELTER AMONG THE CLOUDS

Robert Budina

Born in Korça, Albania, Robert Budina graduated from the Academy of Arts in Tirana with a degree in stage directing. His career began by writing and directing several stage plays. In 2001, he founded his own production company, Erafilm. Films he's made include the short films LULEBORE (2004) and SPIDERMAN 5 (2008), as well as the feature-length film AGON (2012), Albania's entry for the Oscar nomination for best foreign film. A SHELTER AMONG THE CLOUDS is Budina's second feature-length film.

Credits

Screenplay: Robert Budina
Director of Photography: Marius Panduru
Film Editor: Ștefan Tatu
Composer: Marius Leftărache
Production Designer: Leandër Ljarja
Costume Design: Gerta Oparaku
Sound: Marius Leftărache
Producer: Sabina Kodra
Production Company: Erafilm
Co-Producer: Critian Nicolescu
Co-Production Company: Digital Cube
World Sales: Pluto Film Distribution Network GmbH
Distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH