13 films competed for this prize. It is noteworthy that the number of contestants this year was a record for the entire history of the festival.
This is the third prize for a film shot without funding during the pandemic.
The film premiered in July at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In the same place, actresses Taki Mumladze and Mariam Khundadze received a prize for the best female role. This was only the second time in the history of the festival that two winners shared the award.
The film was also awarded by the jury of the 17th International Film Festival of Author’s Cinema in Batumi. At this film festival, Mariam Khundadze received a prize for the best female role.
“Tina, a young woman who has lost her way in life, rents a room from an energetic and active Mega. Tina, who has never lived on her own and is now looking forward to her boyfriend, Beka, joining her in Tbilisi. However, everything does not go according to plan – thanks to Mega, Tina begins to understand what it is like to be free and be able to make her own decisions, not depending on men, ”the picture’s synopsis says.
The scriptwriters are Taki Mumladze and Soso Bliadze.
The film premiered in Georgia, but as part of a limited screening at the Batumi Film Festival. Georgian viewers are still waiting for the mass premiere of the film.