BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBERRY
Etero, a 48-year-old woman living in a small village in Georgia, never wanted a husband. She cherishes her freedom as much as her cakes. However, her choice to live alone is the cause of much gossip among her fellow villagers. Unexpectedly, she finds herself passionately falling for a man, and suddenly she is faced with the decision to pursue a relationship or continue a life of independence. Etero must grapple with her feelings and decide how to find her own path to happiness.
Elene Naveriani are a Georgian director now living in Switzerland. They graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Art in monumental painting in 2003. After a Master’s in Critical Curatorial Cybermedia at the HEAD – Geneva (Geneva School of Art and Design), they started their studies in Cinema. Their graduation short film Gospel of Anasyrma (2014) was acclaimed for its distinctive signature and stance. Their first feature I am Truly a Drop of a Sun on Earth (2017) won numerous prizes. In 2021, their second feature film Wet Sand (2021) earned the Best Actor’s Prize. Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry is their third feature film.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sarajevo Film Festival – Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film
– Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress
New Horizons International Film Festival Poland
– Audience Award (International Competition)
BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD BLACKBERRY (ff.)
DIRECTOR: Elene Naveriani
COUNTRY: Switzerland, Georgia
CAST: Eka Chavleishvili, Temiko Chinchinadze, Pikria Nikabadze, Tamar Mdinaradze, Lia Abuladze, Anka Khurtsidze
PRODUCTION: Alva Film, Takes Film