BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire

In Bloom

Grdzeli nateli dgeebi
Frankrike / Georgia / Tyskland/ 2013/ 1 t. 42 min.
Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria, Zurab Gogaladze
Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
Nana Ekvtimishvili
Oleg Mutu
Teen life in post-Soviet Georgia

Eka and Natia are two fourteen year old girls in the heart of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. The year is 1992 and the aftermath of the downfall of The Soviet Union is felt everywhere in Georgian. There is a civil war going on in the provinces, violence in the streets, and in the midst of it all we find Eka and Natia - two teens attempting to make their way through the challenges of the teen years. While the country is seemingly falling to pieces around them, they live remarkably ordinary and relatable lives.


Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß

NANA EKVTIMISHVILI is a Georgian filmmaker who was educated at The University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. IN BLOOM is her first feature.

SIMON GROß has studied filmmaking in Münich, and in 2007 he made his directorial debut with FATA MORGANA. IN BLOOM is his second feature as director.