Archive of films In Bloom / Grzeli nateli dgeebi

Georgia / Germany / France
2013, 102 min

Section: Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch
Year: 2013

Georgia’s reputation as the latest cinematic hotspot for emerging talent is enhanced further by In Bloom. It’s an absorbing, intelligently assembled coming-of-age that revolves around two pubescent gal-pals growing up in 1992, just after independence was restored. CICAE prize, Berlin; Best Film, GoEast.


Synopsis

Georgia’s reputation as the latest cinematic hotspot for emerging talent is enhanced further by In Bloom, co-helmed by Georgian Nana Ekvtimishvili (also the scripter) and German Simon Gross. It’s an absorbing, intelligently assembled coming-of-age that revolves around two pubescent gal-pals growing up in 1992, just after independence was restored. Shy Eka and her more precocious and confident friend Natia (Lika Babluani and Mariam Bokeria, respectively, both excellent) are best friends in that turbulent way only 13-year-old girls can be. They often bicker but find more solace in each other’s company than they do at home. Pretty Natia has already caught the eye of several local boys, including handsome Lado, who plans to go to Moscow. Lado gives Natia a revolver for her protection while he’s away, an odd love token that becomes an object of fascination between the girls, who end up using it in different ways over the course of the narrative.

About the director

Nana Ekvtimishvili (b. 1978, Tbilisi) studied screenwriting and script editing at the Konrad Wolf University of Film and Television in Potsdam. Inspired by memories of her youth, In Bloom, marks her feature debut and has already garnered an impressive number of festival awards. Simon Gross (b. 1976, Berlin) studied film directing at film school in Munich. After directing several short movies, he shot his debut feature Fata Morgana in Morocco in 2006. He founded his own production companies in Germany and Georgia and served as co-director and producer of In Bloom.

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch
   
Director: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross
Screenplay: Nana Ekvtimishvili
Dir. of Photography: Oleg Mutu
Editor: Stefan Stabenow
Producer: Simon Gross, Marc Waechter
Production: Indiz Film, Polare Film, Arizona Productions
Cast: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria, Zurab Gogaladze
Contact: Memento Films International

Guests

Nana Ekvtimishvili

Film Director, Film Director

Simon Gross

Film Director, Film Director


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