BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
Norwegian documentary

The Return

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Return
Georgia / Norge / 2017 / 40 min.
LANGUAGE:
georgisk/norsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Gedevanishvili-familien, Ingrid Berven
DIRECTOR:
Ingrid Berven, Ida Kleppe og Givi Odisharia
WRITER:
Ida Kleppe, Givi Odisharia, Nino Natroshvili
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Silje Birknes, Georgi Vatsadze, Kahka Bukhrashvili, Ingrid Berven
PRODUCER:
Trude Refsdal, Gocha Zhorzholiani
Georgia – from Hamsun to Manana

In THE RETURN we follow artist Ingrid Berven as she journeys to Georgia and follows in the footsteps of famous countrymen like Knut Hamsun and Dagny Juel. Here she meets 75 year old retired professor Manana, who is the matriarch of an age-old Georgian family dynasty. Through the story of the family’s dramatic and tumultuous experiences with communism and the ups and downs of the 20th century, the film paints an intriguing picture of the very different ways in which Georgia and Norway have evolved over the years.

Festival guest: Ingrid Berven, director

Ingrid Berven, Ida Kleppe og Givi Odisharia

Ingrid Berven (Norway), Ida Kleppe (Norway), Givi Odisharia (Georgia)