My happy family
Georgia, Germany, France / 2017 / 120 min
A literature teacher Manana has been married for 25 years and lives in a three-bedroom flat in Tbilisi with her husband, parents, two adult children and her son-in-law. But on the evening of her 52nd birthday, she announces to the surprise of her family that she wants to leave. When she actually packs her suitcase and leaves, the family is shocked and incredulous: Where is she going? What is the reason for the decision? She is past the age for a divorce and has what everyone would call a good husband who doesn't even drink or beat her. But Manana sticks to her decision and does something unheard of in Georgia's patriarchal society: She moves into a small apartment to live on her own.
Directors: Simon Groß, Nana Ekvtimishvili
Nana Ekvtimishvili studied Dramatics and Screenwriting at the Potsdam-Babelsberg film school in Germany. After writing prose and screenplays, she directed the short film Waiting for Mum in 2011. She founded her own production company POLARE FILM together with Simon Groß. Simon Groß studied Film Directing at the Munich film school in Germany. Their film In Bloom was Georgia's submission for the 2014 Academy Awards.
Selected filmography: In Bloom (2012), My Happy Family (2017)
Cast: Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze, Berta Khapava, Tsisia Qumsashvili