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Early nineties, in Tbilisi, the capital of the newly independent Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The country is facing violence, war on the Black Sea coast (Abkhazia) and vigilante justice that plague society. But for Eka and Natia, fourteen-year-old inseparable friends, life just unfolds: in the street, at school, with friends or elder sisters who are already dealing with men’s dominance, early marriage and disillusioned love. For these two girls in bloom life just goes on…

Berlin International Film Festival 2013
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2013
AFI Fest 2013 (Winner: New Auteur Special Award for Personal Storytelling)

“An absorbing, intelligently assembled coming-of-ager… Georgia’s reputation as the latest cinematic hotspot for emerging talent is enhanced further.” —Leslie Felperin, Variety

“A hugely distinctive and individual piece… deeply satisfying… a bloom definitely to be cherished.” —Jonathan Romney, Screen International

“Built around radiant performances from its two young leads, In Bloom is a beautifully observed slice-of-life drama.” —Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

“An enthralling work of cinema adorned with flawless performances, terrific direction, and fully aware of the importance of its national identity.” —Carlos Aguilar, Indiewire

  • Directed By Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross
  • 2013
  • Germany/France/Georgia
  • Georgian with English subtitles
  • 102 minutes