Bebia, à mon seul désir

  • 118'
  • Georgia
  • 2021

Young model Ariadna is suddenly called away from the catwalk to attend her grandmother’s funeral in the small village in Georgia where she was born. After an awkward reunion with her embittered mother she learns that, as the youngest member of the family, she is expected to carry out a special ritual. An ancient tradition said to refer to the Greek myth of Ariadne and her thread. Reluctantly, she sets out to fulfil this strange assignment, which will nevertheless prove pivotal in her own life.

Bebia, à mon seul désir demonstrates great feeling for physical detail, atmosphere and how people treat one another, all of which are closely entwined with flashbacks in which Ariadna thinks back to her childhood. The stylish black-and-white photography with a poetic twist is not only reminiscent of classic cinema, but also lends the story a timeless character.

Ariadna’s confusion is caused not only by her clash with her mother, but also the pain from her youth – the feeling of not counting – which still oppresses her. The performance of the ritual, intended to show her grandmother's spirit the way to the grave, unexpectedly leads Ariadna back to herself. Helped by a philosophically inclined young man wracked by doubt, she obtains new insights into her life and the people in it. Struggle and conflict need not be obstacles to enchantment.

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    • From Saturday 06 February 21:00Sat 06 Feb 21:00
    • to Tuesday 09 February 21:00Tue 09 Feb 21:00

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  • Online
    Saturday 06 February 2021
    Online
    With live Q&A
Director
Juja Dobrachkous
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Georgia, UK
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
118'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Georgian, Russian
Producers
Juja Dobrachkous, Olga Dyhovichnaya
Production Company
Twice a Day
Sales
Endorphin Film Sales
Screenplay
Juja Dobrachkous
Cinematography
Veronica Solovyeva
Editor
Andrey Klychnikov
Sound Design
Sacha Sokur, Stefan Smith
Cast
Anastasia Davidson, Anushka Andronikashvili, Guliko Gurgenidze, Alexander Glurjidze, Ana Chiradze, Anastasia Chanturaia, Giga Datiashvili