Section: Feature Film Competition

Anas Ckhovreba

Anna's Life

Nino Basilia
Georgia, 2016, 109 Min

Single mother Anna's son is autistic and resides in a children's home. To keep her head above water, though barely above the poverty line, she juggles four jobs. Finally overwhelmed by the pressure, she resolves to emigrate to the United States; the necessary visa proves more difficult to obtain than first suspected however.

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She washes dishes, irons props for a theatre, works as housekeeper for a wealthy businessman and furthermore cares for her ailing grandmother. Nevertheless, Anna's eternally short of money. With no prospect of social benefits or support payments from her ex-husband for their autistic son Sandro, she decides to leave Georgia. With no one else to turn to, she trusts her savings to an expert in document forgery, who in turn would appear to have something to hide. Eventually forced to concede that she has little, if any hope of receiving a visa, Anna arrives at a fateful decision.

In this, the director's debut film, leading actress Ekaterine Demetradze gives a wonderfully executed one-woman performance; taken together with its realism, ANAS CKHOVREBA convincingly captures and visually contrasts the range of emotions the film's heroine goes through, from hopelessness, to a sense of guilt and hope. WK

DCP | Farbe / colour
Nino Basilia
Tato Kotetishvili
Beso Kacharava
Niko Tarielashvili
Beso Kacharava
Ekaterine Demetradze, Lasha Murjikneli, Lili Okroshidze, Lamzira Chkheidze, Keso Maisuradze, Konstantine Djandjagava, Luka Chachibaia
Janna Karine Sardlishvili
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Nino Basilia

Nino Basilia - born 1972 in Tbilisi, USSR, where she studied philology and subsequently published several novels and scripts. She later completed the High Courses of Scriptwriters and Film Directors in Moscow, going on to work in the television industry, make documentaries and stage plays. ANAS CKHOVREBA is her debut feature film.

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