Balkan Dox



Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo
2021 — 82 min / Colour



An 18-year-old girl is killed in a bitter family feud in the Albanian highlands. Her bereaved father is torn by the pressures from a local bishop and an NGO chairman from the capital, not only to forgive the imprisoned killer and his family, as a Christian, but to reconcile with them – as the age-old tribal code, Kanun, once required. A poignant and insightful account of a patriarchal society caught between a lingering past and a precarious present.

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Directors' Biography

Marija Zidar (1976) is a Slovenian filmmaker. Her background is in Journalism (BA in Journalism; BA in English Language and Literature) - and she has a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Ljubljana. She is passionate about presenting thoroughly investigated social issue stories through intimate, sensitive and empathetic visual storytelling. She has written three mid-length documentaries for Television Slovenia and directed one. 'Reconciliation', shot in Albania since 2014, is the debut feature documentary.

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Marija Zidar


Danijel Hočevar


Latif Hasolli


Uroš Maksimović


Miloš Drobnjaković

Julij Zornik

Jovo Kljajić

Screenings & Awards

CPH:DOX, Denmark, 2021