The movie

013CIFF21 Bebia à mon seul désir

Length: 113 min
Country: Georgië, Groot-Brittannië
Language spoken: Georgisch, Russisch
Language subtitles: Engels
Cast: ANASTASIA DAVIDSON, ANUSHKA ANDRONIKASHVILI, GULIKO GURGENIDZE, ALEXANDER GLURJIDZE, ANASTASIA CHANTURAIA
Director: Juja Dobrachkous
Release date: 2021

Description

Following the death of her grandmother (her ‘Bebia’), 17-year-old Ariadna (Anastasia Davidson) returns to Georgia. According to local tradition, she - as the youngest member of the family - is responsible for reuniting the body and soul of her grandmother by connecting a thread from the place of her death, a hospital, to her resting body, 25 kilometres away. Traversing exhausting terrain for days, alongside the young and enigmatic guide Temo (Alexander Glurjidze), Ariadna is forced to confront the impact the sometimes-cruel Bebia had on her childhood… Writer-director Juja Dobrachkous fashions images of haunting beauty. Gorgeous landscapes, Davidson’s great performance, and a lot of wisdom make this a remarkable fiction-feature debut. ‘Impressive… [T]his gorgeous… picture makes for a unique viewing experience… [The] impressionistic black-and-white cinematography, where the black often dominates over the white, is never less than stunning.’ — Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa