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A Room Of My Own

dir. IOSEB “SOSO” BLIADZE

DUTCH PREMIERE

A powerful acting duo, awarded in Karlovy Vary, forms the backbone of this superb drama about intimacy, female friendship, overcoming trauma, and the search for identity. A thought-provoking, playful and charming film that strongly questions female independence. 

Shy and unfulfilled Tina (24) is a young woman who has lost everything – family, friends, and even her violent husband. Her life gradually turns around after she rents a room from the free-spirited and independent Megi. The initial mutual resignation of the two girls caused by forced intimacy will blossom into friendship and refuge from the cruelty of the patriarchy and the traumas experienced. Bliadze’s festival favourite is a touching and beautifully articulated film about self-fulfilment and emancipation subtly expressed in seemingly small gestures.

SHOWTIMES

Saturday, 25 November – 18:45


Sunday, 26 November – 17:00

CHEMI OTAKHI | 2022 | 107min | Georgia, Germany

PRODUCTIONEva Blondiau, Elmar Imanov, Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze – COLOR OF MAY / Imanov & Blondiau Filmproduktion GbR; MAISIS PERI
CASTTaki Mumladze, Mariam Khundadze, Sophio Zeragia, Lashao Gabunia
SCREENPLAYIoseb “Soso” Bliadze, Taki Mumladze
CINEMATOGRAPHYDimitri Dekanosidze
EDITINGIoseb “Soso” Bliadze
LANGUAGEGeorgian
SUBTITLESEnglish

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (SELECTION) 

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2022 – Best Actresses | International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, 2022 – Youth Jury Award | Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival, 2022 – Best Actress, Special Mention | Festival del Cinema Europeo, 2022 – Best Film | Belfast Film Festival, 2022 – Best Screenplay | Tbilisi International Film Festival, 2022 – Georgian Panorama Award | Film Festival Cologne, 2022 – Best Feature Film

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

With this film, I want to fight alongside women and make people reconsider their point of view. I want the viewers to put themselves in Tina’s shoes, a person who had no choice in planning her future, who fell in love with the wrong man, and who was always the guilty one, according to society. Tina doesn’t know independence and that’s why she looks for another person to depend on in Beka. She doesn’t know what her hobbies are, what she likes or dislikes, or who she is. I hope this story encourages young women to see themselves as an independent person, to respect themselves, and take away their fear of independence.

DIRECTOR’S BIO 

Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze (1986) majored in Informatics at Tbilisi State University. He also studied at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University, Faculty of Film and TV, with a Major in Directing. His graduation film “The Most Precious” was shown at many international festivals and won awards in Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Slovenia. Bliadze’s first feature film, “Otar’s Death”, premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021. “A Room of My Own” is his second feature.