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SKHVISI SAKHLI / House of Others

SKHVISI SAKHLI / House of Others

Two families have physically survived a brief but devastating civil war. Being on the winning side, they are granted the hastily vacated houses of the defeated but seem incapable of building a new life in peace: war continues in everyday life because the battles still rage within them. The director’s own harrowing experiences, faithfully conveyed onscreen twenty years later, are rendered into a tale of rootlessness, where the loss of identity, of childhood and of the very meaning of life cannot negate the protagonists’ awareness that life itself must still go on. This war picture devoid of battle scenes heightens the ineffability of the evil that accompanies armed conflict. (Kamila Dolotina, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

RUSUDAN GLURJIDZE, born in 1972 in Tbilisi, studied Romance philology and literature as well as screenwriting and directing at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Georgia State Film University. She worked as assistant director on Giorgi Shengelaia’s comedy The Train Went On and On and has been producing commercials in Georgia. House of Others is her feature film debut. It won the main prize in the East of West section at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. // Films (selection): Skhvisi sakhli (House of Others, 2016)

Competition Fiction 2017


Georgia / Russia / Spain / Croatia 2016
DCP / color
103 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

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Zurab Magalashvili (Cinetech Film Production, GE), Nadezhda Gorshkova, Katerina GecmenWaldeck (Liga Production, RU), SARKE Group (GE), Embrio (ES), Kinoscopik (HR)



Cinetech Film Production
Dzmebi Kakabadzeebi Street 2
0108 Tbilisi, Georgia
World Sales

Knyazhyi Zaton Street 4,
02095 Kiev, Ukraine

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere