World Perspectives / UK premiere

Keep Smiling (Gaigimet)

  • Rusudan Chkonia /
  • Georgia, France, Luxembourg /
  • 2012 /
  • 91 mins

Ia Sukhitashvili, Gia Roinishvili, Olga Babluani, Tamuna Bukhnikashvili, Nana Shonia, Shorena Begashvili, Maka Chichua, Lela Metreveli, Ia Ninidze, Eka Kartvelishvili, Beka Elbakidze, Tamar Bziava, Tornike Bziava, Avtandil Gogeshvili

Competing for the ‘Georgia Mother 2010’ prize, ten women are pushed to their limits…

Each of the contestants has her own reasons for entering: Gvantsa (Ia Sukhitashvili), a former child prodigy, is intent on the chance to perform again; Irina (Tamuna Bukhnikashvili) is desperate for the prize of a new apartment after being evicted. Their initial excitement about the glamour of a live show is soon dispelled, however, when the head of the jury demands more than they are willing to give up.

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