#3 Berlinale 2011

Congratulations to our friend filmmaker Andamion Murataj

for snatching the Silver Bear at the 61st Berlinale Film Festival

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our dear friend Andamion Murataj for winning the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay for the film “The Forgiveness of Blood” which he co-wrote with Joshua Marston. Andamion’s company Lissus Media also co-produced the film, alongside Journeyman Picture (Half Nelson, Maria Full of Grace, Cold Souls) and Fandango Portobello (Gomorra, Mid-August Lunch)

“The Shoemaker Diary” by Andamion Murataj

The same year Andamion was writing “The Forgiveness of Blood”, Juliana and Andamion worked together on the “The Shoemaker Diary”. A comedic short film starring Richard Edson (Stranger Than Paradise, Million dollar Hotel) and Juliana Lima Dehne about an American couple who goes into a shoe shop of a lonely Albanian shoemaker who fantasizes an entire crime story about the couple based on a few words of English he understands. The short film was written & directed by Andamion Murataj and produced by Albert Malltezi of Top Channel and Juliana Lima Dehne of Dehne Lima Film, in Tirana, Albania.

To watch an interview with Andamion Murataj, Juliana Lima Dehne, Joshua Marston and Albert Malltezi click hear. (in Albanian)