Georgian film In Bloom at Katara until June 18

June 12, 2014 - 4:38:48 am

DOHA: Highly acclaimed Georgian film In Bloom screens daily at 7pm starting tonight until June 18 at Katara Drama Theatre Building 16, as part of Katara Doha Film Institute Cinema programme.

Set in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1992, In Bloom is a coming-of-age story about two young women who challenge societal customs to escape their turbulent family lives.

The Georgian entry for 2014’s Best Foreign Language Film, the film is the directorial debut of Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Grob, and is based on Ekvtimishvili’s memories of childhood while growing up in 1992 war-torn Georgia.

In Bloom premiered at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2013 where it was widely heralded as the birth of a new wave of Georgian cinema. 

It went on to win more than 15 major awards, including the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival. 

Variety magazine named the directors among the 10 most promising European directors to watch.

Tickets are on sale at www.dohafilminstitute.com and at DFI Ticket Outlet in Katara Building 26. They are priced at QR35 for the general public and QR25 for students.

The Peninsula

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