first features

BEGINNING

Dea KULUMBEGASHVILI

2020

130

minutes

FRANCE, GEORGIA

This first Georgian film presents a young filmmaker’s perspective on the fossilised society of her country. Dea Kulumbegashvili constructs her story as a hunt, a stalk between a hypnotised prey and accomplished predator. In this story of a young wife, a Jehovah's Witness, harassed by a young local cop, everything is played out through static sets and a will to survive. A series of impressive debuts.

 the Selection Committee

In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yana’s inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of her desires.

CASTING

Ia SUKHITASHVILI

Rati ONELI

Kakha KINTSURASHVILI

Saba GOGICHAISHVILI

CREDITS

Dea KULUMBEGASHVILI

Realisation

Dea KULUMBEGASHVILI, Rati ONELI

Screenplay

Guram NAVROZASHVILI

Production Design

Nicolas JAAR

Music

Matthieu TAPONIER

Editing

Severin FAVRIAU

Sound

PRODUCTION

O.F.A.

17 Irakli Abashidze street, #18 0179 TBILISI

GEORGIA

995 599 601 977

FIRST PICTURE

320 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 PARIS

FRANCE

33 616 648 787

DISTRIBUTION

WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

SALES

WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

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