Movie Night: “In Bloom”

Posted on 3/24/2015 10:16:43 AM

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Office of International Education will sponsor the movie In Bloom on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Stouffer Auditorium.

The movie is directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross. It’s 1992, and Eka and Natia, two 14-year-old best friends, live in a place that seems to be crumbling at the edge. Their homeland, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, is at war. The fighting in the northern Abkhazia region is far from the capital, Tbilisi, where the girls live, but the conflict pops up frequently in the adult conversations—at least when the grown-ups are not screaming and cursing about other things.

The film premiered at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, winning the C.I.C.A.E. Prize. The film was selected as the Georgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

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