Kids | Family,
West Seattle Branch
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
This event is presented in partnership with the Global Film Initiative.
West Seattle Branch 206-684-7444 or Ask a Librarian
Join us for a screening of Albanian film, "Amnesty." This program is part of the Global Lens series of award-winning narrative feature films from 10 countries throughout the world. Description:
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.
Director: Bujar Alimani
Language: Albanian, with subtitles in English
Length: 83 minutes
The Global Lens film series supports the distribution of unique and critically acclaimed cinematic works from around the world. Since its founding, the series has provided a platform for exceptional storytelling and opened a window in the diverse world in which we live.
Now in its ninth year, Global Lens continues to attract dynamic audiences and discover extraordinary new films, building upon the unique perspectives that have come to define the Global Film Initiative’s library of films.