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Festival in Media
Section: Georgian Panorama
Country: Georgia 
Year: 2016

 

Otakhebi

50 min, color

Director Tsira Gvasalia Editing Natia Guliashvili

Viola, Shota and Rima have to shelter a spare concert hall in the Tbilisi Boarding House of Elderly and live there together temporarily. Repair of the boarding house has commenced and has brought chaos, hassle and anger to the elderly, as they have to leave their rooms temporarily and share space with each other. Despite the big changes, four members of the boarding house find strength to continue following their life-time dreams. Shota, 90, builds a mini-church. Occasional meetings with her lover and a fear of losing memory keep 76-year-old Viola motivated every day. Former boxer Ushangi, 84, promises to continue exercising until "he is alive". 69-year-old Pavle stays mysterious, while feeding birds in the house and knitting winter outfits to make money for his sister who has a cancer. His privacy is invaded when a car hits him in the street and boarding house administration looks for some money for his treatment.

 

Tsira Gvasalia

 

She was born in 1983, in Tbilisi. After completing her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature, Tsira Gvasalia pursued her MA degree in journalism and media management at Georgian Institute of Public Affairs [GIPA]. Her short documentary I’ll Tell You After I Die was screened at Tbilisi International Film Festival in 2009. Her current feature-length documentary On the Move was part of CineDOC Tbilisi 2016 edition at the Focus Caucasus competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filmography/ფილმოგრაფია:

2008 Tbilisi Souvenirs

2009 I’ll Tell You After I Die

2016 On the Move

2008 gruzinebi.ru (Documentary)

2016 Anna's Life