Shashvi Shashvi Maq'vali (Amsel im Brombeerstrauch)

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry

Etero, a 48-year-old woman living in a small village in Georgia, never wanted a husband. She cherishes her freedom as much as her cakes. But her choice to live alone is the cause of much gossip among her fellow villagers. Unexpectedly, she finds herself passionately falling for a man, and is suddenly faced with the decision to pursue a relationship or continue a life of independence. Etero must grapple with her feelings and decide how to find her own path to happiness. (SWISS FILMS)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Shashvi Shashvi Maq'vali (Amsel im Brombeerstrauch / Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry, 2023), Wet Sand (2021), Red Ants Bite (2019, short) - Lantsky Papa's Stolen Ox (2018, doc short) - Me mzis skivi var dedamicaze (I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth, 2017) - Les évangiles d'Anasyrma (Gospel of Anasyrma, 2014, short)
European Panorama Fiction · Special 2024
Elene Naveriani
Switzerland / Georgia 2023
110 minutes
OV with German subtitles

Screenings / Tickets

Film guest(s) present: Elene Naveriani (Director)

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Screenplay Elene Naveriani, Nikoloz Mdivani
Cinematography Agnesh Pakozdi
Editing Aurora Franco Vögeli
Sound/Sounddesign Marc von Stürler, Philippe Ciompi
With Eka Chavleishvili, Teimuraz Chinchinadze, Anka Khurtsidze, Tamar Mdinaradze
Producer(s) Thomas Reichlin, Britta Rindelaub, Ketie Danelia
Alva Film Production, Takes Film
World Sales
Totem Films
Austrian Rights
Stadtkino Filmverleih
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2023