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CHEMI BEDNIERI OJAKHI / My Happy Family

CHEMI BEDNIERI OJAKHI / My Happy Family

My Happy Family is simply a gem. Quietly funny, profoundly observant, and possessed of a compassionate spirit, it plunges into the chaos of three generations coexisting beneath one roof, vividly drawing out distinctive characters. Directing duo Nana and Simon gracefully avoid melodrama and find the sublime soul of the film in Manana. Enduring the petty oppressions of family and a patriarchal society for decades, she is born of a willful expression of personal freedom. A figure of serene self-assurance, she’s an unforgettable character. (Sundance Film Festival)

NANA EKVTIMISHVILI, born in 1978 in Tbilisi, studied at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. SIMON GROSS, born in Berlin in 1976, studied at the University of Television and Film Munich. Ekvtimishvili and Groß co-wrote the script for Fata Morgana, the latter’s debut film. Their collaboration In Bloom won thirty awards and was the Georgian entry for the 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. In 2012, they cofounded the production company Polare Film. // Films (selection): Fata Morgana (2007), Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom, 2013), Chemi bednieri ojakhi (My Happy Family, 2017)

European Panorama Fiction 2017

NANA EKVTIMISHVILI, SIMON GROSS

Germany / Georgia / France 2017
DCP / color
120 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Editing
Stefan Stabenow
Sound
Paata Godziashvili, Andreas Hildebrandt
Cast
Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze, Berta Khapava, Tsisia Qumsishvili, Giorgi Khurtsilava, Giorgi Tabidze, Goven Cheishvili, Dimitri Oragvelidze
Producers
Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo (augenschein Filmproduktion, DE), Simon Groß, Nana Ekvtimishvili (Polare Film, GE), Guillaume de Seille (Arizona Productions, FR)

Trailer

Production

augenschein Filmproduktion
Neusser Straße 5–7
50670 Cologne, Germany
info@augenschein-filmproduktion.de
www.augenschein-filmproduktion.de
World Sales

Memento Films
9 cité Paradis
75010 Paris, France
sales@memento-films.com
www.memento-films.com

Rechte für Österreich / Austrian Rights
Zorro Film
Astallerstraße 23
80339 Munich, Germany
info@zorrofilm.de
www.zorrofilm.de

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Sundance Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere