MY HAPPY FAMILY

CHEMI BEDNIERI OJAKHI

By Nana EKVTIMISHVILI, Simon GROSS

MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL (MFI) - as SALES

Second film - Completed 2017


Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2017
World Dramatic
Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2017
Forum
Karlovy Vary IFF 2017
Horizons
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Second film, Family
    • Countries
    • GEORGIA, GERMANY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • GEORGIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nana EKVTIMISHVILI, Simon GROSS
    • EIDR 10.5240/989A-B2C5-8AA2-64AC-C6BF-I
    • Producer(s)
    • Jonas KATZENSTEIN (AUGENSCHEIN FILMPRODUKTION), Simon GROSS (POLARE FILM LLC)
    • Synopsis
    • As family and friends gather in a Tbilisi apartment to celebrate her 52nd birthday, Manana calmly packs a suitcase and, to her guests’ bewilderment, announces she’s leaving. A literature professor and wife of 30 years, she’s shared a three-bedroom flat with her husband, Soso; her parents; two grown children; and son-in-law. And she’s had enough. Moving to a new apartment, she starts afresh, and has never been happier. Attempting to avoid the family drama that follows her, she nonetheless forms a surprising new attachment to a man she meets in secret—Soso.

      My Happy Family is simply a gem. Quietly funny, profoundly observant, and possessed of a compassionate spirit, it plunges into the chaos of three generations coexisting beneath one roof, vividly drawing out distinctive characters. Directing duo Nana & Simon gracefully avoid melodrama and find the sublime soul of the film in Manana. Enduring the petty oppressions of family and a patriarchal society for decades, she is born of a willful expression of personal freedom. A figure of serene self-assurance, she’s an unforgettable character.
    • Partners & financing
    • NGFC, NRW, ACM, Eurimages
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