Skip to content
30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Dea Kulumbegashvili

Dea KULUMBEGASHVILI was born and raised in Georgia. She studied film directing at Columbia University School of the Arts and Media Studies at The New School in New York. Her debut short film, Invisible Spaces, was nominated for a Palme D’Or for short film at Cannes in 2014. Lethe premiered as part of the short film programme at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2016 and was nominated for a Tiger Award. Her feature debut, Beginning (2020), premiered in Toronto, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. The film also won the Jury Prize, the Silver Seashell and the Golden Seashell in San Sebastián.


Ukhilavi sivrtseebi/Invisible Spaces (2014, short), Lethe (2016, short), Dasatskisi/Beginning (2020)

More info: Dea Kulumbegashvili

Dea Kulumbegashvili at IFFR

  • Beginning

    Jehovah’s Witness Yana refuses to be oppressed by her husband, church and the police. She commits the ultimate act of resistance against patriar

    • Limelight
  • Lethe

    An austere landscape backdrops an elaborate choreography between the young  and the mature, desire and fear, celebration and loneliness. A cinema

    • Voices Short