About the Film
About the Director
Early Nineties, in Tbilisi, the capital of the newly independent Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The country is facing violence, war on the Black Sea coast, and vigilante justice plaguing their society. But for Eka and Natia, 14-year-old, inseparable friends in bloom, life simply unfolds around them in the streets and at school. It rolls about as friends or elder sisters deal with the brutish dominance of the men, early marriage, and disillusioned love. With two startling lead performances by its young actresses, IN BLOOM is an evocative slice-of-life drama with the capacity to shock. Georgia’s Oscar entry.
Nana Ekvtimishvili studied dramatics and script writing at the filmschool in Potsdam- Babelsberg, Germany. after writing prose and screenplays, she directed the short film WAINTING FOR MUM in 2011. She founded her own production company POLARE FILM wrote, directed and co-produced IN BLOOM in 2012 in Georgia. Simon Gross studied film directing at the filmschool in Munich, Germany. after directing several short films, he shot his first feature film FATA MORGANA as a director in Morocco 2006.