Date: 25 January 2022 (ended)
Time: 14:15
Category: Film
Section: WILD ROSES: WOMEN FILMMAKERS IN EUROPE. Focus on Georgia
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GRZELI NATELI DGEEBI


(In fiore / In Bloom)
Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross

Georgia – Germania – Francia / Georgia – Germany – France
2013, 35mm, col., 102’
v.o. georgiana / Georgian o.v.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Nana Ekvtimishvili. Fotografia / Photography: Oleg Mutu. Montaggio / Editing: Stefan Stabenow. Suono / Sound: Paata Godziashvili. Scenografia / Art Director: Konstantine Japharidze. Interpreti / Cast: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria, Zurab Gogaladze, Data Zakareishvili, Ana Nijaradze. Produzione / Produced by: Indiz Film UG, Arizona Productions, Polare Film. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: ZDF – das Kleine Fernsehspiel. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: ARTE, Federal Cultural Film Fund BKM, National Film Center Georgia, Fond Sud Cinéma, CNC – Institut Français. In collaborazione con / In collaboration with: ARTE. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Memento International.

Early Nineties, in Tbilisi, the capital of the newly independent Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The country is facing the war on the Black Sea coast (Abkhazia) and vigilante justice that plague society. But for Eka and Natia, 14-year-old inseparable friends, life just unfolds; in the street, at school, with friends or the elder sister. Although they are already dealing with men’s dominance, early marriage and disillusioned love, for these two girls in bloom life just goes on.
In Bloom
premiered at Berlinale “Forum” in 2013 and then presented at Karlovy Vary and Sarajevo film festivals of the same year. Winner of Lux Prize in 2013, In Bloom was presented at the Trieste FF in 2014.

The story is inspired by Nana’s personal memories of her youth in the troubled early 1990s in Georgia … What can be considered part of a culture and where is the limit after which culture can no longer justify certain behaviours? As we grappled with these questions, we discovered that our actors, two 14-year-old girls, were open, unprejudiced and passionate and were quite perceptive despite their inexperience in life.” (N. Ekvtimishvili, S. Gross)

Nana Ekvtimishvili
Film director, screenwriter and producer, Nana Ekvtimishvili was born in 1978 in Tbilisi. She studied dramatics and script writing at the Filmschool in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. Her short Deda was awarded Best Short Film in 2012 at Trieste FF.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2007 Dakarguli Khmeleti cm / sf doc. 2011 Deda cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Trieste FF – Miglior cortometraggio / Best Short Film 2013 Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom, diretto con / directed with Simon Gross); Premi / Awards: Sarajevo FF – Miglior film, Migliori attrici / Best Film, Best Actress; Berlinale – Premio C.I.C.A.E. / C.I.C.A.E. Award 2017 My Happy Family (diretto con / directed with Simon Gross)

Simon Gross
Film director and producer, Simon Gross was born in 1976 in Berlin. Simon studied Film directing in Munich.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2007
Fata morgana 2013 Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom, diretto con / directed with Nana Ekvtimishvili); Premi / Awards: Sarajevo FF – Miglior film, Migliori attrici / Best Film, Best Actress; Berlinale – Premio C.I.C.A.E. / C.I.C.A.E. Award 2017 My Happy Family (diretto con / directed with Nana Ekvtimishvili)