Monday 22 April 2024
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SCARY MOTHER

Ana Urushadze’s remarkable debut feature as writer and director finds a 50-year-old Tblisi housewife, Manana (Nata Murvanidze), in the middle of a torturous struggle, having to choose between her family life in the patriarchal Georgian society and her lifelong passion for writing, which she has repressed for years. Despite the wishes of her husband and three children, and only encouraged by a local stationer who comes to act as her editor (and considers her profane work-in-progress to be a masterpiece), she plunges head on into the artistic abyss, sacrificing herself to her book both mentally and physically, and withdrawing from her maternal duties. When she at last decides to read her novel to her family, and it becomes clear she is using her writing to sublimate her frustrations, all hell breaks loose. Anchored by a sensational performance from Murvanidze, Scary Mother is a fascinating look at a woman’s mid-life crisis that, as Manana’s fantasy life begins to merge with her reality, shows there are no easy answers.

Runtime
107
Production Year
2017
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Georgia
  • Estonia
Casts
Nata Murvanidze, Ramaz Ioseliani, Dimitri Tatishvili, Avtandil Makharadze
Production Company
Artizm, Gemini

Crew List

Director
Ana Urushadze
Screenwriter
Ana Urushadze
DOP / Camera
Mindia Esadze
Editor
Alexander Kuranov
Music
Nika Pasuri
Sound
Paata Godziashvili
Sound
Irakli Ivanishvili
Producer
Lasha Khalvashi
Producer
Tinatin Kajrishvili
Producer
Ivo Felt

Festivals / Awards

2017: Locarno, Best First Feature/ 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival, won the top prize, the Heart of Sarajevo/

Director/s

Ana Urushadze
Ana Urushadze
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