Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross
Cornerhouse, 5 May 2014
A capital city in a country at war. Most men are absent.
The daily breadline, a queue made up of women, old men, teenagers.
Precariousness. Violence never far below the surface. Or: always present in some form. We follow two teenage girls, exposed, unprotected. There is a crucial moment where one of the girls is given a gun. She shares the secret of its possession with her friend.
It’s an elemental tale – that spiel from A View from the Bridge – one which will be told again.
You are transported to this world, so close to home, the emotions and experiences familiar. There’s a beautiful dance at a wedding.