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



color/82 minutes

Director: Giorgi Barabadze, Screenplay: Ketevan Galdavadze, Giorgi Barabadze, Cinematographer: Aleksandre Darakhvelidze. Cast: Ketevan Tskhakaia, Nino Kasradze, Lia Kapanadze.

Lile is deprived of the custody of her son, Luka and the court awards it to Lile's mother-in-law, Luka's grandmother. Time passes. It's 1993, a year that marks the end of the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict. Luka is killed on a battlefield. His mother arrives to a little village where he was brought up to take her dead son's body and bury him in the place where she lives now. Upon arrival she finds out that Luka's body has not yet arrived due to the ongoing battles plus Luka's grandmother is strongly determined not to allow Lile to take away his body from her. Instead, she wants to bury him in the garden of the same house where the young man has been living for years. Her decision stirs serious conflict between Lile and Nina...

Ketevan Galdavadze
Taia Films


Giorgi Barabadze

Giorgi Barabadze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 1982 he graduated from the Theatre and Film Georgia State University - Eldar Shengelaia's Studio. In 1990, he founded first independent film studio, "Shvidkatsa" in Georgia.




1982 Nika's Four days (short)
1983 Jellyfish
1986 It is cold
1992 Us (Documentary)
1993 Georgian Dance (Documentary)
2000 No Comment (Documentary)
2002 Journey to Georgia (Documentary)
2003 Connection
2016 Luka
2016 The Guest (TV Movie)
2017 The Lord of the Rings (TV Movie)