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Dinola

Bader - ages 18+

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Mariam Khatchvani / Short Narrative / Georgia / 2013 / 15 min / Colour / DCP
In Georgian / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Female Director
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.

Screenings

  • Playing in: Bader Short Films 1
  • Fri, Dec 5, 08:30 PM, Katara Building 12, Theatre A (K12-A)
    Free screening

Synopsis

In the province of Svaneti, high in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, custom dictates that if a woman is widowed, she is required to marry the first man who demands her hand. Based on a true story, Mariam Khatchvani’s dark and ponderous ‘Dinola’ is a blunt and brutal examination of the rights of women and children living in this tradition. Where is the benefit to society in a law that forces a mother to abandon her children?

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Mariam Khatchvani was born in Georgia in 1986. She studied film directing at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University. She has directed numerous short documentaries, including ‘Verdzoba’ (2006), ‘Beyond the Window’ (2007) and ‘Lichanishi and Kvirikoba’ (2009). ‘Dinola’, her first narrative short, has been screened at several film festivals. She was recently awarded funding by the Doha Film Institute for ‘Dede’, her upcoming feature-length film.

Credits

Director
Mariam Khatchvani
Screenwriter
Mariam Khatchvani
Producer
Vladimer Katcharava
Editor
Levan Kukhashvili
Cinematographer
Konstantin Mindia Esadze
Sales Company
20 Steps Productions
Production Company
20 Steps Productions
Cast
Nutsi Khaptani, Katie Lortkipanidze, Vakhtang Chachanidze, Datuna Guledani, Nukri Khatchvani

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