This is a rare film from the Republic of Georgia and one is advised to find out where the country is before watching the movie. It is three decades after their separation and 55-year olds Irina and Nana remain mesmerized by memories of earlier days. But when Irina returns to the small community she left — where Nana stayed to start a traditional family — the women must reconcile with the past and their complex feelings, in director Tamar Shavgulidze’s emotive drama.
Be forewarned that the film is extremely talky and nothing much is going on except emotions being verbalized. More often than not, director Shavgulidze leaves her camera steady with her actors moving into the frame, facing the camera and talking their hearts out.
They talk about their past, lost opportunities and such. Super-boring unless you really get into it!