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  • A new national law allowing conjugal visits for inmates brings together a man and woman visiting the same prison to meet their incarcerated spouses. Elsa's dutiful contact with her husband is part of a routine consumed with job searching, raising her two sons, and getting along with her father-in-law. When she meets Spetim, a quiet man visiting his imprisoned wife in equally passionless encounters, they slowly find the sympathy and companionship missing from their lives. A prisoner amnesty, however, soon threatens their fragile bond in this closely observed, sensual and contemplative drama highlighting a period of subtle but profound social transformation. "Sparse and stripped down, with little dialogue, much of the story is told through subtle looks and expressions on the character's faces. This is a film which depicts the hardship of life in a broken social landscape and interrogates the traditional patriarchal structures of this society." – Raindance "Even in this, his first feature film, director Bujar Alimani demonstrates an assured hand, timing all his shots with precision so that they are lyrical and contemplative rather than slow or dull." – The Moving Arts Film Journal "Amnesty" is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative. In Albanian with English subtitles.
  • Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian drama film written and directed by Bujar Alimani. The film was selected as the Albanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.

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