Drama | 120 min | HD

MY HAPPY FAMILY

Nana & Simon

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Nana Ekvtimishvili, originally born in Georgia, studied drama and script writing at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg in Germany. Simon Gross graduated from the HFF Munich. For Simon’s debut film FATA MORGANA they wrote the script together. The film premiered at the Munich Film Festival in 2007 and won the Young Cinema Award for Best Director. Nana wrote the script for the next feature film IN BLOOM, which they directed together. IN BLOOM was invited to almost 100 festivals worldwide, won 30 awards at international festivals and was the Georgian entry for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars 2014. Besides his part as one of the two directors, Simon Gross also is the producer on the Georgian side of the production.

On the evening of her 52nd birthday, Georgian literature teacher Manana unexpectedly announces to her family that she is leaving. She has been married for 30 years and lives in a three-bedroom flat in Tbilisi with her husband, parents, two children and her son-in-law.

The members of her family represent three generations and are completely different from each other: Manana's husband Soso (55); their daughter Nino (24), who is married and adores her husband Vakho (27); Manana's son Lasha (20); Manana's mother Lamara (72), the pillar of the family who takes care of everybody; and Manana's father Otar (80), who after a long and exhausting life, dreams of death which seems slow in coming. Initially, the family don't take Manana's decision seriously. But then she packs her suitcase and leaves. The family is shocked and incredulous: where is she going? Who upset her? She is past 'divorce age' after all, and has a good husband who doesn’t drink, take drugs or beat her.

 

Production:
augenschein Filmproduktion
Co-Producer:
Polare Film
Arizona Productions
Broadcaster:
ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Distributor:
Zorro Film
Sponsor:
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
BKM
DFFF
Eurimages
Script:
Nana Ekvtimishvili
Director:
Nana Ekvtimishvili
Simon Gross
Producer:
Jonas Katzenstein
Maximilian Leo
Simon Gross
Guillaume de Seille
Cast:
Ia Shugliashvili
Merab Ninidze
Berta Khapava
Tsisia Kumsishvili
Giorgi Khurtsilava
Giorgi Tabidze
Mariam Bokeria
Lika Babluani
Dimitri Oragvelidze
Goven Cheishvili
Script:
Nana Ekvtimishvili
Director:
Nana Ekvtimishvili
Simon Gross
Producer:
Jonas Katzenstein
Maximilian Leo
Simon Gross
Guillaume de Seille
Cast:
Ia Shugliashvili
Merab Ninidze
Berta Khapava
Tsisia Kumsishvili
Giorgi Khurtsilava
Giorgi Tabidze
Mariam Bokeria
Lika Babluani
Dimitri Oragvelidze
Goven Cheishvili
DoP:
Tudor Panduru
Prod. design:
Kote Japharidze
Costume design:
Mediko Bakradze
Editing:
Stefan Stabenow
Prod. manager:
Kirill Krasovskiy
Line producer:
Philipp Stendebach
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