- Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Gross
- Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria
Celebrated as a major discovery of the 2013 Berlinale, and Georgia’s submission for Best Foreign Language Oscar, the film is set in 1992 Tbilisi and tells the story of two young girls navigating the oppressive familial and societal expectations of post-Soviet Georgia. With gorgeous cinematography and impressive performances, including a dance performed by one of the girls at her friend’s wedding, which is worth the price of admission. CICAE Prize, Berlinale; Best Film/Best Actress, Sarajevo Film Festival; FIPRESCI Prize/Golden Firebird, Hong Kong Intl. Film Festival; New Auteurs Award for Personal Storytelling, AFI Fest; Grand Prize, TOKYO FILMeX; Special Jury Prize, Montreal Film Festival. Cosponsed by the Cornell Institue for European Studies (CIES).