Archive of films Otar's Death / Otar's Death

Georgia / Germany / Lithuania
2021, 106 min

Section: East of the West Competition
Year: 2021

Two families, each facing its own existential difficulties, are brought together by an unfortunate event. For one family, the accident has a fatal impact; for the other, it becomes an opportunity for a better life. The film’s careful exploration of all the participants’ perspectives culminates in a meditation on human morals while not shying away from a tragicomic tone.


Two families, each facing its own existential difficulties, are brought together by an unfortunate event. The victims of the accident offer not to press charges if they are paid. And so Keti, whose sixteen-year-old son Nika caused the accident, is thrown into a chaotic series of meetings as she tries to put together the large sum of money. Debut director Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze analyzes the situation’s impact on each affected individual without pointing fingers or moralizing. His careful contextualization of the characters’ motives combines with a subjective approach to produce a complex story that does not shy away from a tragicomic tone. One person’s misery may be another’s good fortune.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze

Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze (1986, Georgia). Selected filmography: The Most Precious (2012, short), Three Steps (2017, short), Tradition (2019, short), Otar’s Death (2021).


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West Competition
Director: Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze
Screenplay: Elmar Imanov, Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze
Dir. of Photography: Dimitri Dekanosidze
Music: Domas Strupinskas
Editor: Elmar Imanov
Art Director: Bacho Makharadze
Producer: Eva Blondiau
Production: Maisis Peri
Coproduction: COLOR OF MAY, Studio Artizm, M-Films
Cast: Nutsa Kukhianidze, Iva Kimeridze, Eka Chavleishvili, Achi Makalatia
Sales: The Yellow Affair
Contact: Mirjam Wiekenkamp


Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze

Film Director

Tamar "Taki" Mumladze


Ivane Kimeridze


Archil Makalatia


Eva Blondiau


Elmar Imanov



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