Man and woman sitting closely on a picnic blanket in a grassy field.

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry

(Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry)

The protagonist of this unforced ode to female independence is a middle-aged single woman who, after a close encounter with danger, re-evaluates her priorities and discovers her own sexuality.

Etero, 48, works in a remote Georgian village drugstore. Unmarried and childless, she doesn’t fit into the local community. Independent and of firm principles, she never talks much. One day when picking blackberries above a steep slope, she trips and almost falls into a raging river. After this close call, she begins to perceive the world with greater intensity and through all her senses. But her late sexual awakening brings Etero and those around her out of their comfort zone. Told with insight, this emancipatory drama is adapted from a novel by Tamta Melashvili, a Georgian writer engaged in the struggle for women’s rights. Like its protagonist, the film is characterised by a mixture of earthiness and casual charm.

Bio Oko, Františka Křížka 460/15, Praha 7


Kino Pilotů – Cinema Hall A, Donská 168/189, Praha 10

Barbora Hudečková, Moderator
Pavla Štefanová, People in Need
TitleBlackbird Blackbird Blackberry
Original TitleBlackbird Blackbird Blackberry
Original LanguageGeorgian
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraSpecial screening
Film typeFeature film
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginGeorgia, Switzerland
Length110 min.
Tags Women's rights
Director Elene Naveriani

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