A film showing as part of the Borderlines Film Festival
Living in a small Georgian village, 48-year-old Etero cherishes her freedom as much as her cakes, and never wants to marry. Her choice to live alone is the cause of much gossip among her fellow villagers. When she finds herself falling for a man, she must decide whether to pursue a relationship or continue a life of independence.
Adapted from a first-person novel by Georgian author Tamta Melashvili, funny and sad by turns, Eka Chavleishvili is magnificent as the redoubtable Etero.
Preview courtesy of New Wave Films
Director: Elene Naveriani
Starring: Eka Chavleishvili, Temiko Chichinadze, Lia Abuladze
Switzerland/Georgia, 2023, 1 hour 50 minutes, Georgian + English subtitles
Full Price £9.50, Senior Citizen/Student/U16/Unemployed £8.00, Under 12s £7.00
Borderlines Film Festival 2024 is bigger than ever
Britain’s biggest rural film festival, one of the six largest film festivals in the UK, is set to take place from 1 – 17 March with a record number of screenings and events, just short of 300 in total. Borderlines covers a large area of country with 23 venues across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Malvern and the Marches, from mixed-arts centres and art deco picture palaces to remote village halls.
Supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, the Elmley Foundation and Hereford City Council, Borderlines offers audiences the opportunity to watch some of the very best new releases, including Oscar and BAFTA nominated titles like All of Us Strangers and The Zone of Interest, American Fiction and Anatomy of a Fall (winner of the 2023 Palme d’Or at Cannes).