One eye shut

Director: Andamion Murataj
Englisht title:  One eye shut
Original title:  Nje sy mbyllur
2013/ Albania/ HD/ 15’/ Fiction/ Colour

Script: Andamion Murataj;    Photography:  Andamion Murataj, Royald Elezaj;  Editing:  Blerti Murataj;  Animation: Anila Jaho;   Music: Duke Bojadziev; Leading actors: Luan Bexheti Anisa Doma; Producer: Andamion Murataj

John Ukdedaj, an Albanian from the Bronx, eagerly visits his motherland hoping to wed a native bride, only to learn that he must first restore the family's honor by settling its blood feud. John yearns to be married, but can he really pull the trigger?

Born and raised in Albania, Andamion Murataj, studied art since early childhood. 1991 BA in from University of Shkodra 1997 Studies Directing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Albania. 1999 John R. Bowden Award for Excellence in Photography for his photo-essay. 2002 MFA in Film and Electronic Media from the American University Washington DC. In 2011 Andamion won The Silver Bear Award for the Best Screenplay at the Berlin International Film Festival for the feature film “The Forgiveness of Blood” that he co-wrote with director Joshua Marston. The Sundance Selects theatrically released the film in US, while The Criterion Collection released the DVD.



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