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Stuck Together

Civil wars, Russian occupation, economic crisis and the challenging process of becoming an independent state don’t give much chance to a normal family life. A 20-year-old man accused of robbery must prove his innocence and earn his father’s trust.

RATOM VART ERTAD 

Georgia | 2021 | 82 min

PRODUCTION: Paata Godziashvili, Archil Kavtaradze – Studio Phonograph

CAST: Ivane Glonti, Levan Glonti, Marine Kubaneishvili, Nino Ananiashvili

SCREENPLAY: Ilo Glonti, Archil Kikodze, Levan Glonti

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Konstantine Mindia Esadze

EDITING: Nodar Nozadze

Synopsis

Gio’s life is about to change with his mother’s wrongful death. Police blame him for crimes he didn’t commit. But his innocence is also challenged by his father. A story of alienation and generation gaps, while the role of a traditional family in a new world, opposing the state system and maintaining dignity is the only means of spiritual survival in such circumstances. A family drama largely inspired by real-life experiences and true stories.

Saturday 26.11. / 19:05h / ZAAL 4

Sunday 27.11. / 12:45h / ZAAL 4

The screening will be followed by Q&A with director Ilo Glonti.

Director’s statement

How are we stuck together? By invisible ties that bind us – the same ties that are at risk of falling apart. A boy is accused of committing a robbery he didn’t commit. His father doubts his innocence, causing him to protest strongly. State and social problems may destroy the family. Stuck Together is a film that portrays three generations of a family in their daily routine, messy lifestyle, and confrontations with the state system and injustice. The screenplay I wrote for this film was inspired by my own real-life experiences. And when it came to casting the roles, it was important to find actors with deep connections forged from long-term relationships. So that’s why I cast my own family members. Not only did this choice add to the realism, but it ended up creating a more improvisational and lively setting.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Tbilisi International Film Festival, 2021 – Best Actress for Marine Kubaneshvili

Director’s bio

Film Director Ilo Glonti was born in Tbilisi, Georgia on June 22, 1980. He graduated from Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University and continued his studies at Gela Kandelaki’s experimental studio. Ilo wrote and directed his first independent short film Five Variations in 2006. The film received Jury Diploma Award at the Open Film Festival of CIS countries in Anapa.