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In Bloom (2013)

Grzeli nateli dgeebi (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 10 January 2014 (USA)
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Set in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1992. Friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives.


Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß (as Simon Gross)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lika Babluani ... Eka
Mariam Bokeria ... Natia
Zurab Gogaladze Zurab Gogaladze ... Kote
Data Zakareishvili Data Zakareishvili ... Lado
Ana Nijaradze Ana Nijaradze ... Ana - Eka's Mother
Maiko Ninua Maiko Ninua ... Sophiko - Eka's Sister
Tamar Bukhnikashvili Tamar Bukhnikashvili ... Natia's Mother
Temiko Chichinadze Temiko Chichinadze ... Natia's Father
Berta Khapava ... Natela - Natia's Grandmother
Sandro Shanshiashvili Sandro Shanshiashvili ... Natia's Brother
Endi Dzidzava Endi Dzidzava ... Kote's Mother
Zaza Salia Zaza Salia ... Kote's Father
Marina Janashia Marina Janashia ... Teacher
Giorgi Aladashvili Giorgi Aladashvili ... Kopla
Gia Shonia Gia Shonia ... Kopla's Friend


Set in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1992. Friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives.

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Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tbilisi, Georgia


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,280, 12 January 2014

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Solid film about two girls in a country in crisis
22 December 2016 | by ReganRebeccaSee all my reviews

I don't believe I've ever seen a Georgian film before watching In Bloom, but it was a great place to start and I'll certainly be looking more into Georgian cinema.

Like many coming of age stories the film focuses on two young teenage girls, but unlike most typical American or European films, the background for this film involves a country that has recently overcome one violent coup and is in the middle of a civil war. Screenwriter and co-director Nana Ekvtimishvili handles these details with lovely subtlety never making them feel heavy handed or overt. The camera- work for the film is also a knock out. The cinematographer, Oleg Mutu, is the same one responsible for the Romanian masterpiece 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, and he flawlessly employs the steady hand and long takes he used in that movie to great effect here. There is a beautiful 5 minute scene that is a one shot take of one of the girls dancing and it is the perfect meld of technical camera-work and physical performance.

I would be remiss of course not to mention the acting of the two lead girls who are simply fantastic. And while they are both strong actresses, it's Lika Babluani, in a much quieter performance, who is devastating. She has a face made for cinema and she can carry those long takes and fill them up with her presence without feeling laboured or strained.

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