Etero runs a modest convenience store in a Georgian backwater. Still a virgin at 48, she is constantly the subject of gossip and mockery about her situation. She couldn’t care less, but suddenly discovers love, first love, and though it shakes her to the core, it does nothing to disrupt her deep-rooted independence. The film is carried by an actress with impressive solidity and vulnerability (also reflected in the camera work): sensuality overtakes pure sexuality, just like in the title. A blackbird perched tentatively on a bramble while blackberries are picked from the bush.

Sat 09.12. 7:00 pm Kino in der KulturBrauerei, theatre 5 Tickets
  presented by Natascha Sinelnikova  
Tue 05.12. 8:45 pm Delphi LUX, theatre 6 Tickets


OT: Shashvi shashvi maq’vali
Director: Elene Naveriani
Screenplay: Elene Naveriani, Nikoloz Mdivani, based on the novel by Tamta Melashvili
Country: Switzerland, Georgia, Germany 2023
Production: Alva Film, Takes Film, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Heimatfilm
Cast: Eka Chavleishvili, Temiko Chinchinadze
Length: 110 min.
Language: Georgian OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Eksystent
Festivals: Cannes, Melbourne, Vancouver, Zurich, BFI, Chicago, Thessaloniki, Viennale, Mannheim etc.
Awards: Sarajevo two prizes, New Horizons Poland, Jameson CineFest three prizes


European Film Awards 2023: Nominiation “European Actress” (Eka Chavleishvili)