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In Bloom

Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross

Georgia, 2013

Cornerhouse, 5 May 2014

In Bloom

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.