Sons of Caïn

SONS OF CAÏN is set in a small village in northern Albania. In this place time is suspended and the severe rules of an old code (Kanun) still dictate the life and death of the inhabitants. A group of seven children obliged to live under this code meet and discuss the story of Cain and Abel. Creating their own dream space, partially consciously and partially not, they create an analogy between their own stories and Bible stories. Stuck on the fine line between reality and forgetfulness, this is one of the few chances they have to come to grips with their traumas and emotions. (Venice International Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Sons of Caïn (2021, doc)
Competition Documentary 2022
Keti Stamo
France / Albania / Italy 2021
69 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Keti Stamo
Cinematography Stefano Usberghi
Editing Paola Freddi, Camille Lotteau, Mattia Levi
Sound/Sounddesign Endri Pine
Music Nicolas Mollard
With Elona Prroj, Alehandra B., Amanda B., Domeniko L., Emanuel B., Esmeralda N., Marsel B., Melisara B., Adea T., Kasandra B., Mire L., Sokol L.
Producer(s) François Margolin, Amantia Peza, Ermir Keta, Carla Altieri, Roberto De Paolis
Margo Cinema, Anima Pictures, Young Films
World Sales
Pascale Ramonda
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2021