In Bloom | TIFF

In Bloom

Grzeli nateli dgeebi (Germany, Georgia, France)

Directed by:
Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross
Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria, Zurab Gogaladze
TIFF edition:

Tbilisi, Georgia, 1992. The Soviet era is over and Georgia must fend for itself. Civil war is raging in the province of Abkhazia. At only 14, for Natia and Eka childhood is coming to an end. Eka is growing up without her father, rebelling against her concerned mother and her older sister. And Natia’s father, a choleric alcoholic, terrorises the entire family. The two friends cannot find peace outside of the family either - not in school, not on the street, and not in the bread lines. Chaos, insecurity, and fear of what the future might bring hold sway in everyday life. An admirer gives Natia a pistol with one single bullet. A little later, she’s abducted by another admirer...

Berlin 2013 (Forum), Hong Kong 2013, Milano 2013, Sarajevo 2013, Sao Paolo 2013, Tbilisi 2013

C.I.C.A.E. Award - Berlin 2013, FIPRESCI Award- Hong Kong 2013, Audience Award - Milano 2013, Best Actress (Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria), C.I.C.A.E. Award - Sarajevo 2013, Best Film - Tbilisi 2013