In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah’s Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yana’s inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of her desires. “Dea Kulumbegashvili’s debut feature “Beginning” is a striking portrait of a woman’s internal suffering at the hands of a husband who prioritizes religious devotion over marital equality.” (The Playlist)

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+++ German cinema premiere +++

OT: Dasatskisi
Regie: Dea Kulumbegashvili
Drehbuch: Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli
Produktionsland: Georgia, France
Produktion: First Picture, Office of Film Architecture, Zadig Films, GA Films, Paradoxal, Executive Producer: Carlos Reygadas
Cast: Ia Sukhitashvili, Rati Oneli, Kakha Kintsurashvili, Saba Gogichaishvili
Länge: 125 min.
Sprache: Georgian OF / English subtitles
Deutscher Verleih: /
Festivals: Cannes 2020 Label, Toronto, San Sebastián, New York, Busan etc.
Preise: San Sebastián Best Film, Best Directress, Best Acctress, Best Screenplay, Toronto FIPRESCI

Cannes 2020 Label. “Beginning” is Georgia’s 2021 Oscar® Entry (“Best International Feature Film”).