In Bloom (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970
3.30, 6 & 8.15pm
Georgia / Germany / France, 2013, 102 mins. Dir. Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
Eka and Natia are 14-year-old best friends living in cramped family high-ris apartments in Georgia, 1992. Big problems loom in the background: the aftershocks of the Soviet Union collapsing and deadbeat fathers. But like all prepubescent schoolgirls, Eka and Natia are far more preoccupied with classroom gossip, dodging the attention of local bullies and the budding sexual power they exert over neighborhood boys. Loosely based on Ekvtimishvilis childhood memories of growing up in newly independent Georgia in the early 1990s, In Bloom has the texture of authentic experience.