Global Lens – Amnesty
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
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
Albania | 2011 | 83 minutes
Albanian, with subtitles in English
All screenings are open to the public and are free.
The Bates College Museum of Art presents GLOBAL LENS 2012-2013
Organized by the Global Film Initiative, the series draws from cinematic talent across the planet, with a focus on Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Ten feature length films comprise the 2012 series.