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Film IN BLOOM Screened in National Theater

Georgian film IN BLOOM by Nana Ekvtimishvili i Simon Groß, was screened in Competition Programme - Feature Film.

Early nineties, in Tbilisi, the capital of the newly independent Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The country is facing violence, war on the Black Sea coast (Abkhazia) and vigilante justice that plague society. But for Eka and Natia, fourteen year old inseparable friends, life just unfolds; in the street, at school, with friends or the elder sister. Although they are already dealing with men’s dominance, early marriage and disillusioned love, for these two girls in bloom life just goes on...

Nana Ekvtimishvili studied drama and script writing at the films school in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. After writing prose and screenplays, she directed the short film WAITING FOR MUM in 2011. She founded her own production company Polare Film. She wrote, directed and co-produced IN BLOOM in 2012 in Georgia.

Simon Groß studied film directing at the filmschool in Munich, Germany. After directing several short films, he shot his first feature film FATA MORGANA as director in Morocco 2006. He founded his own production companies in Germany and Georgia. In 2012, he shot IN BLOOM as a director and producer in Georgia.

Prior to the screening, the film crew appeared on the Red Carpet in front of the National Theater.

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