In Bloom / Grzeli nateli dgeebi
Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß, Georgia, Germany, France, 2013
Directed by: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
Script: Nana Ekvtimishvili
Production company: Indiz Film UG, Arizona Productions, Polare film LLC
Cinematography: Oleg Mutu
Editing: Stefan Stabenow
Music: Simon Groß
Cast: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria, Zurab Gogaladze, Data Zakareishvili, Ana Nijaradze
Format: DCP
Running time: 102'

It is the early 1990s in Tbilisi, Georgia's capital. The country has just won independence after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. It is faced with violence, war (in Abhasia, on the Black Sea coast) and the phenomenon of vendetta that has plagued its society. Life has only begun for Eka and Natia, two best friends, 14-year-old girls, inseparable in all situations: in the street, at school, with friends and family members. Although they have already experienced the domination of men, early marriages, disappointments in love… for these two girls life simply goes on.

Awards and Festivals
Berlin International Film Festival 2013 – C.I.C.A.E. Award
Sarajevo Film Festival 2013 – Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress (Lika Babluani and Mariam Bokeria), C.I.C.A.E. Award
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013 – FIPRESCI Prize, Golden Firebird Award

Directors Biography
Nana Ekvtimishvili studied dramaturgy at Potsdam-Babeelsberg Film School in Germany. In 2011 she directed her short film 'Waiting for Mum'. She founded her own production company, Polare Film. Inspired by her childhood memories, 'In Bloom' is her feature-length debut.

Simon Groß studied Film Directing at the Munich Film School. After a few short films, in 2006 he directed his first feature-length film 'Fata Morgana'. He founded his own production companies in Germany and Georgia. 'In Bloom' is his second feature-length film.

Location and screening schedule:
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Wednesday, October 23rd at 21.00
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Thursday, October 24th at 19.00
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Saturday, October 26th at 21.00