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BEGINNING

Dasatskisi

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Directed by Dea Kulumbegashvili
Georgia, France, 2020
Drama
      Georgian
      English & 4 more
      ADULT

Synopsis

In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah’s Witness community is under attack from an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict is Yana, the wife of the community leader, whose familiar world is slowly crumbling around her. Meanwhile, a detective intrudes on her home with devastating consequences.

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One of the most striking debuts in recent memory, Dea Kulumbegashvili’s feature marks the revelation of an exciting new voice in cinema. Shot in luminous 35mm long takes that boldly evoke isolation and longing, it tells a profound story of a woman’s resilience facing communal hostility and violence.

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Synopsis

In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah’s Witness community is under attack from an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict is Yana, the wife of the community leader, whose familiar world is slowly crumbling around her. Meanwhile, a detective intrudes on her home with devastating consequences.

Trailer
BeginningDirected byDea Kulumbegashvili
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2020
Toronto International Film Festival
2020 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize
San Sebastián International Film Festival
2020 | 4 wins including: Golden Seashell

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