BIFF 2020
Cinema Extraordinaire
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Beginning

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Dasatskisi
Frankrike / Georgia/ 2020/ 2 t.
LANGUAGE:
georgisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Ia Sukhitashvili, Rati Oneli, Kakha Kintsurashvili, Saba Gogichaishvil
DIRECTOR:
Dea Kulumbegashvili
WRITER:
Dea Kulumbegashvili, Oneli Rati
A sumptuous, stylish and surprising debut feature from a new Georgian talent

Yana and her husband David are Jehovah’s Witness missionaries in a rural Georgian village dominated by Orthodox Christians who treat them with hostility. When religious extremists burn down their house of worship, Yana becomes obsessed with revenge, setting her out on a dangerous path. With its striking tableaus, gorgeous 35mm images and unpredictable narrative, BEGINNING is a remarkably accomplished debut feature from Dea Kulumbegashvili. This is a quiet and powerful drama that stays with you long after you’ve exited the cinema.

Dea Kulumbegashvili

Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) BEGINNING is Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film.