Meine glückliche Familie

Meine glückliche Familie

Deutschland / Georgien / Frankreich 2016/2017, Spielfilm

Inhalt

My Happy Family

Manana tears open the windows of her new flat and won’t be closing them again. Distant street noises, cheerful birdsong and the gentle sound of the wind form the soundtrack to her new life. The 52-yearold has left her family, without justifying her actions, without any arguments. There doesn’t seem to be any fixed reason for her having moved out. When she’s asked why, she doesn’t say anything and thus turns the question around. It’s more family structures themselves from which Manana wishes to extricate herself. The roles you have to play, the functions you have to take on so that things keep running smoothly, but which also lead to your going under or becoming invisible. Now Manana sits at the open window, playing the guitar and singing Georgian songs, whose melancholy rhythm infuses the film. Whenever she happens to return to the family home, everything seems just as she left it: the grandmother is roasting a chicken, the grandfather is contemplating death, the adult children are waiting for their lives to finally begin, her husband Soso is chainsmoking and the wardrobe continues to squeak.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
Screenplay:Nana Ekvtimishvili
Director of photography:Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Art director:Kote Japaridze
Costume design:Medea Bakradze
Editing:Stefan Stabenow
Sound design:Paata Godziashvili
Sound:Andreas Hildebrandt
  
Cast: 
Ia ShugliashviliManana
Merab NinidzeSoso
Berta KhaphavaLamara
Giorgi KhurtsilavaVakho
Giorgi TabidzeLasha
Goven CheishviliOtar
Dimitri OragvelidzeRezo
Tsisia QumsishviliNino
  
Production company:augenschein Filmproduktion (Köln)
in co-production with:Polare Film (Tbilissi), Arizona Films (Frankreich)
in association with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo, Simon Groß
Co-Producer:Nana Ekvtimishvili, Guillaume de Seille
Shoot:25.04.2016-17.06.2016: Georgien
Original distributor:Zorro Filmverleih GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Length:115 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.07.2017, 169380, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 22.01.2017, Park City / Salt Lake City / Utah, Sundance Film Festival;
Aufführung (DE): 13.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 13.07.2017

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Meine glückliche Familie
Weiterer Titel Chemi bednieri ojakhi
Weiterer Titel My Happy Family

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Original

Length:115 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.07.2017, 169380, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 22.01.2017, Park City / Salt Lake City / Utah, Sundance Film Festival;
Aufführung (DE): 13.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 13.07.2017
 

Awards

goEast Filmfestival Wiesbaden 2017
Preis der Landeshauptstadt, Beste Regie
FIPRESCI-Preis, Bester Spielfilm
 
IFF Hong Kong 2017
Goldener Firebird Award, Young Cinema
 
Europäisches Filmfestival Lecce 2017
Beste Kamera
FIPRESCI-Award
Goldener Olivenbaum
 
IFF Sofia 2017
Beste Regie
 
IFF Seattle 2017
Lobende Erwähnung
 
IFF Transsilvanien 2017
Beste schauspielerische Leistung
 

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