Before Father Gets Back


Countries: Georgia, France and Germany
Year: 2018
Languages: Georgian and Chechen (with Georgian and English subtitles)
Duration: 75 minutes
Director: Mari Gulbiani
Cinematography: Mari Gulbiani, Nik Voigt, Tato Kotetshvili
Editing: Nina Graafland
Music: Levan Mizandari
Sound Design: Matthias Weber
Producers: Tekla Machavariani, Aleksandre Shervashidze and  Laurence Uebersfeld, Stefan Tolz
Script: Mari Gubiani

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In the darkened classroom, cracked white walls serve as a movie screen. The children’s first cinematic experience is about to begin. For Iman and Eva, two Muslim girls living in a remote mountain village in Georgia, that becomes a turning point. The experience inspires them to take the camera and start filming their daily lives. The girls are growing up in a valley rumored to be infected by radicalism, where most people live with constant fear. They worry that their loved ones might decide to sacrifice their lives in the name of God.

Screening on: Friday / 10 May / 19:00 / Archive Cinema / Tickets are available in the National Archives of Georgia / 40 Pekini Str. (Cinema Hall Entrance) | Saturday / 11 May / 20:00 / Amirani 2

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