Name (Namme)
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Festival in Media
Section: Closing Film
Country: Georgia 
Year: 2017


Name (Namme) 

color/91 minutes

Director: Zaza Khalvashi, Screenplay: Zaza Khalvashi, Cinematographer: Giorgi Shvelidze, Mamuka Chkhikvadze. Cast: Mariska Diasamidze, Aleko Abashidze, Ramaz Bolkvadze, Ednar Bolkvadze, Roin Surmanidze, Lasha Abuladze.

Ali's family has inherited a mission - taking care of a local healing water and treating sick fellow villagers with it. Three sons are sceptical about the water, only the young daughter Namme stays as the guardian of family traditions. The Village has a mixed Muslim and Christian heritage. Namme meets Merab. Closeness and sympathy is developing between them. A hydro power station is being constructed locally, which might be a cause for environmental changes. One day the spring water starts to disappear. Father remembers the old tradition, according to which the water will not return unless the sacrifice is made...

Executive producer:
Mamuka Turmanidze
Sulkhan Turmanidze
Ieva Norviliene
BAFIS (Georgia), Tremora (Lithuania)
Financial support:
Georgian National Film Centre; Lithuanian Film Centre
World Sales:
Alpha Violet (France)


Zaza Khalvashi

Born in Batumi, Georgia on May 17, 1957. In 1982 graduated from Tbilisi State Institute faculty of film directing, studied under two prominent Georgian directors' supervision - Tengiz Abuladze and Rezo Chkheidze. In 1977-2004 he was employed by the Film Studio Georgian Film, the main cinematographic organisation in the country, where he directed "There where I live" (feature, 1990), "Mizerere" (feature, 1996), "Round dance of wolves" (TV series, 2003). Currently he divides time between his art and teaching. As a full professor he is teaching film directing at Batumi State Art University, also manages Film and Television Department.






1981 Time (short)

1985 Echo (short)

1990 There where I live

1996 Miserere

2015 Solomon

2017 Namme