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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.

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Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß (as Simon Gross)
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Cast

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
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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.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Official submission of Georgia to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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Kovel gamit
Written by Otar Ramishvili
Performed by Sophiko's Friends Davit Archvadze, Otar Ramishvili
Courtesy of Mikheil Ramishvili and Sano Studia
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Quite impressive
13 January 2014 | by spaceman88See all my reviews

The story revolves around two 14 year old girls, best friends growing up together in Georgia.

Although it's set in 1992, the time-line and history is merely a canvas for a tale of friendship and difficulties in a flawed culture and society.

We witness the hardships the two girls have to go through and negative or positive emotional bonds they have with friends/schoolmates/family.

There's not much dramatization or cheesy drama going on, since the narrative is documentary-style realism à-la "A Separation". I have to applaud the two young actresses for more-or-less carrying the whole story on their shoulders, with success. Not that the other actors are bad, they all contribute to the authentic atmosphere.

It's also hard to ignore the setting, the homes and streets that reek of post communist decay. This felt personal to me, having grown up in an "fresh" democratic Romania, where the circumstances were similar, even if not the same.

I can totally recommend "In Bloom" to anyone interested in a good story. This is no Hollywood moneymaker, but I also disagree with another reviewer writing that it's hard to understand for non-Georgians. Cinema is universal.


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Country:

Georgia | Germany | France

Language:

Georgian

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tbilisi, Georgia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,280, 12 January 2014

Gross USA:

$56,092

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,236
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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