A Shelter among the Clouds (WA State Premiere)

by Robert Budina

2018, drama, 83 minutes


Set in the mountains of Albania, the story of Besnik, a goat shepherd who takes care of a sick father, unfolds slowly as does the reclusive life of the village. Besnik’s accidental discovery of an old Roman Catholic fresco in the currently functional Mosque becomes an emblematic event both for himself and his village. Inspired by the real history of a church which has changed hands several times between Christians and Muslims for almost 600 years, the film delicately explores the relations in interfaith families, the tension between an individual’s faith and freedom, and religious tolerance, which in the end is embraced by the village. Internationally acclaimed, A Shelter among the Clouds won the Global Vision Award at San Jose, the Best Balkan Film prize at Prishtina, and the Cinema of Small Nations prize at Valletta.

On Nov. 22 at 5pm PST there will be a live discussion on this film. This talk will be LIVE on this page at that time, and will be automatically recorded and added to the end of the film playlist for later viewing.