A powerful government minister (Séverin Blanchet) unexpectedly loses his job and all the privileges of power. He is dropped by his mistress and leaves his overbearing mother (played brilliantly in drag by Michel Piccoli) to take up a bohemian existence. This beautifully nuanced tale of self-liberation from a corrupt bourgeoisie society takes you to the heart of the world of Otar Iosseliani.



Introduction and Q&A

The screening will be introduced by award-winning director Nino Kirtadze and followed by a Q&A

About Nino Kirtadze

Nino is a Georgian-born French journalist, actress and film director who has lived in France since 1997. She starred in Nana Jorjadze’s Oscar nominated film A Chef in Love (1996). Her own documentary feature films have received international acclaim and won numerous prizes including the European Film Academy Best Documentary Prize for Pipeline Next Door (2005), and the World Cinema Best Director Prize at Sundance, for Durakovo – Village of Fools (2008). She is also a founder and leading member of the Georgian Film Institute (GFI), recently formed in reaction to the Georgian Ministry of Culture’s overtly political appointment of the first non-filmmaker to the head of the Georgian National Film Centre. Nino was a great friend and admirer of Otar Iosseliani.