Georgian Cinema: Dreaming at the Crossroads
Screening Dates
  • September 22, 2023 8:20
Vancouver Premiere

A charming, affecting drama that explores the awkwardness and enforced intimacy of a flatshare, but goes on to tackle much more than that … A fresh perspective.”

Anna Smith, Deadline

This perceptive, uncompromising character study of two very different millennials in contemporary Tbilisi plays as if authentically conceived from the inside rather than observed from the outside. Taki Mumladze, who plays naïve, uncertain Tina to Mariam Khundadze’s party-girl influencer Megi, co-wrote the film with director Bliadze. A Room of My Own tracks the warming relationship between two twentysomething roommates as they begin acknowledging the inadequacies of their lives and their unsatisfactory interactions with men. Little by little a loving friendship develops. The film was shot during the pandemic in the small flatshare the two leads were living in. DP Dimitri Dakanosidze’s attentive handheld camera is always in the right place at the right time, its point of view embracing the emotional and physical intimacy at the heart of the narrative. “[A] story of tentative, interior emancipation described in the tiniest arcs of change: the width of a smile, the warmth of an embrace, the directness of a gaze” (Jessica Kiang, Variety).

In Georgian with English subtitles

Best Actress (jointly awarded to Mumladze and Khundadze)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022

Followed by a Zoom Q&A with Ioseb Soso” Bliadze and Taki Mumladze