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Original title:
Dasatskisi
Slovenian title:
Začetek
Section:
FOCUS; GEORGIA
Country, year:
Georgia, France, 2020
Length:
125
Directed by:
Dea Kulumbegašvili
Screenplay:
Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli
Cinematography:
Arseni Khachaturan
Music:
Nicolas Jaar
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
georgian
Voting code:
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Cast:
Ia Sukhitashvili (Jana), Rati Oneli (David), Kakha Kintsurashvili (Alex), Saba Gogichaishvili (Giorgi), Ia Kokiashvili, Mari Kopchenovi, Giorgi Tsereteli
Awards:
San Sebastian 2020 (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Actor), Toronto 2020 (FIPRESCI Prize), Cannes 2021, Rotterdam 2021

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Description:
A portrait of a woman's awakening presented in restrained, minutely composed frames hovering between ethereal beauty and clinical distance.

When extremists burn down the church of the Jehovah's Witnesses, it's the last straw for Yana, wife of David, a congregational leader. She wants to leave rural Georgia, where she and her fellow believers have just started building a new community. But David waves off her fears as irrational over-sensitivity and goes to the council of elders to arrange money to rebuild their church. While he's away, Yana is visited by a police officer who asks her some extremely intimate questions. Knowing full well that she is legally, morally and emotionally signing her own death warrant, she decides to strike at the very roots of patriarchal society.

"I'm interested in making films in general about being a woman. What does it mean to be a woman, in your body, in your senses, feelings, your mind? It's a complex existence." (Dea Kulumbegashvili)