Global Lens 2012 Film Screening--Amnesty (Amnistia)
Date: Wed. January 23, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
6 S. Hoyne Avenue
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Amnesty (Amnistia) Bujar Alimani, Albania, 2011, 83 minutes
A new Albanian 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-inlaw. 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. Albanian, with English subtitles.