In Bloom
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Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Germany / Georgia / France
Year: 2013

Grdzeli nateli dgeebi

102 min,color

Director: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß Screenplay: Nana Ekvtimishvili Cinematography: Oleg Mutu Production Design: Konstantine Japaridze Costumes: Medea Bakradze Editing: Stefan Stabenow Sound: Paata Godziashvili Producer: Simon Groß, Marc Wächter, Nana Ekvtimishvili, Guillaume de Seille Cast: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria, Zurab Gogaladze, Data Zakareishvili, Ana Nijaradze, Maiko Ninua

It's the early 90s in Tbilisi, capital of the newly independent Georgia. The Soviet Union having collapsed, the country is facing chaos: a war on the Black Sea coast, violence and vigilante justice plaguing the streets of the city. Eka and Natia are inseparable friends living with their families in crumbling high-rise apartments. Though their world appears to be coming apart at the seams, the two of them are interested in the same things most 14-year-olds are: classroom gossip, music and exercising their budding sexual power over the boys. Things change when Natia is forced into marrying against her will...

Production:
Indiz Film
Polare Film
Arizona Films

World Sales:
Memento Films International


Nana Ekvtimishvili
Born in 1978 in Tbilisi, Georgia. She studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at the University of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam-Babelsberg. IN BLOOM is her feature film debut.

Simon Groß
Born in Berlin in 1976. He studied film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich. After directing several short films, he shot his first feature film FATA MORGANA as a director in Morocco 2006. IN BLOOM is his second feature.

IN BLOOM won numerous awards at inernational film festivals in Berlin, Sarajevo, Wiesbaden, Hong Kong, Paris, Ročník (Slovakia). Official submission of Georgia to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category.


Filmography

Nana Ekvtimishvili
2013 Grdzeli nateli dgeebi / In Bloom
2011 Deda / Waiting for Mum (short)
2007 Dakarguli khmeleti / Lost Mainland (doc.)
Simon Groß
2013 Grdzeli nateli dgeebi / In Bloom
2007 Fata Morgana
2001 Nachtrausch / Elated by Night (short)
1998 Sündenfall / Fall of Man (short)