Section: Feature Film Competition

Skhvisi sakhli

House of Others

Rusudan Glurjidze
Georgia, Spain, Croatia, Russia, 2016, 103 Min

A family takes up residence in a mountainous village left ruined and deserted by war. Their new abode, an abandoned house fronted by its very own Garden of Eden full of fruit trees and scenic views. Inside however the furniture of their predecessors, as well the post-traumatic stress, represent physical and mental barriers to be overcome before the family can truly resettle.


A deserted cemetery, the occasional domestic animal now abandoned, once well-tended citrus trees and houses now boarded up. Silent witnesses of a rural community that no longer exists. It is here that Astamur, Liza and the children Leo and Ritsa are allocated a house. As neighbours the distrustful sisters Ira and Azida, as well as the latter's adolescent daughter Nata, await. Having been forced to abandon the family possessions, mother Liza stoically attempts to set up house anew, growing increasingly apart from her traumatised husband and children, with the latter more interested in first sexual encounters as opposed to settling down.

Rusudan Glurjidze's thought-provoking study describes the parapsychological state of uncertainty resulting from the discrepancy between physical arrival and a deep-seated longing for peace using a subtle pictorial language and remarkably talented cast. This production, pitched at connecting cottbus back in 2012, was awarded the East of the West Grand Prix at this year's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. WK

DCP | Farbe / colour
David Chubinishvili, Rusudan Glurjidze
Gorka Gómez Andreu
Grigol Palavandishvili, Dmitri Chistyakov, Levan Koukhashvili
Grigol Mikeladze
Dusan Maksimovski, Alexey Vorobiev
Zurab Magalashvili, Olga Dykhovichnaya, Ia Sukhitashvili, Salome Demuria, Ekaterine Japaridze, Branko Djurich, Alexander Khundadze
Zurab Magalashvili, Nadezhda Gorshkova, Katerina Gecmen-Waldeck
Cinetech Film Production
Liga Production, Kinoscopik, SARKE Group, Embrio
Olena Yershova
622 sokak, 8, daire 3
07070 Antalya
Tel.: +90.537.300.87 02
Rusudan Glurjidze

Rusudan Glurjidze - born 1972 in Tbilisi, USSR. Having studied French and Romance Philology, she went on to study screenwriting and directing at the Georgian State Film and Theater Institute. In the 1990s, she worked on commercial and video clips before, in 2007, turning her attentions to film production. SKHVISI SAKHLI is her debut feature film.

NOCTURNI (1993, short)
OSCARI (1996, short)

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