Since Otar Left

  |  Book Tickets: 30/03/2004
  |  Buy to Own: 18/10/2004
  |  102 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Bittersweet family drama starring Esther Gorintin as matriarchal grandmother Eka, who lives with her daughter Marina (Nino Khomasuridze) and granddaughter Ada (Dinara Drukarova) in a tiny flat in Tbilisi, a drab and debilitated city in the former Soviet Union. Eka lives for news from her beloved son, Otar, who has left Tbilisi for a new life in Paris and regularly sends letters and money home. When the two younger women discover that Otar has been killed in a construction accident, they decide to keep it the news a secret from Eka, and spare her the shock and pain that such tidings would bring. The plan goes smoothly - until Eka announces that she has raised the money to fulfil her long-held dream: to go and visit her precious son in Paris.

Contains infrequent strong language
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