Besnik is a lonely shepherd and devoted Muslim, haunted by unfulfilled love. The son of a Catholic mother and a formerly Communist father, he lives in an Albanian mountain community where, for years, Christians and Muslims have coexisted peacefully. Conflict, unfortunately, arises with the sudden discovery that the village's ancient mosque was originally a church. Caught up in the unrest, Besnik struggles to keep his multi-faith family together as the tensions around them rise.
The second feature from Albanian filmmaker Robert Budina, A SHELTER AMONG THE CLOUDS had its world premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. “Robert Budina's feature is a stirring, masterfully photographed tale about faith, family and sacrifice.” –Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News
DIRECTED BY ROBERT BUDINA
ALBANIA, ROMANIA | 2018 | ALBANIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES