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DEDE (Georgia/Qatar)

April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm

West Coast Premiere

1992.  Dina lives in a remote village high in the Georgian mountains where century old traditions rule day to day life.  Her grandfather has arranged for her to marry, but when handsome Gegi returns from war, she falls in love with him and they elope, trampling on traditional Svaneti culture.  Her refusal to abide by Tradition will cost her more than she could imagine…


Writers:  Mariam Khatchvani | Vladimer Katcharava
Director:  Mariam Khatchvani
Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  97 minutes
Distributor:  Wide Management and Corinth Films
Country:  Georgia | Qatar
Language:  Georgian w|English Subtitles
Rating:  N|R
Starring:  George Babluani, Natia Vibliani, Girshel Chelidze

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS: Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Winner UNESCO Award; Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival, Georgia, Winner Jury Prize; Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, Winner Production Award; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, Winner East of West Award; Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, VT, Winner Audience Award

TRAILER:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=O3K8W8CecKA

“An elemental story with a universal message and a folkloric, fatalistic, almost ballad-like feel” Hollywood Reporter


“An authentic, anthropologically fascinating debut set in an isolated community in rural, mountainous Georgia” Variety


The Hollywood Reporter
By Boyd van Hoeij

“handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film… a woman’s picture in every sense of the word.”

By Jessica Kiang

“An authentic, anthropologically fascinating if dramatically unsteady debut set in an isolated community in rural, mountainous Georgia”


April 28, 2018
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Desert Film Society
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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