Keep Smiling
Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Director Rusudan Chkonia

Production year 2012

Length 91min.

Country Georgia/France


“It’s all about soul beauty, it’s a beauty contest of Mothers, so dear Georgian mothers please keep on smiling.” Georgia, Tbilisi, 2010… Mother’s beauty contest... winner will get an apartment and 25000$. Ten mothers, with seven of them belonging to the poorest population layer, will desperately try to win...


Special Jury Prize | Antalya IFF, Turkey), 2012

Antigone D'or (Best Feature Film) | Cinémed IFF, Montpellier, France, 2012

FICC Jury Award Don Quijote | Tallinn Black Nights FF, Estonia, 2012

Special Mention by the Jury | Tbilisi IFF, Georgia, 2012

CICAE Award | Vilnius IFF, Lithuania, 2013


Rusudan Chkonia
Rusudan Chkonia



Rusudan Chkonia, Nicolas Blanc


Rusudan Chkonia

Director of Photography

Konstantine Mindia Esadze


Paata Godziashvili


Rusudan Chkonia, Jean-Pierre Bloc, Levan Kukhashvili


Ia Sukhitashvili, Gia Roinishvili, Olga Babluani

Production company(ies)

Nike Studio - Ex Nihilo

Rusudan Chkonia

Born 1978, Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2001, she graduated from Georgian Shota Rustaveli State University of Theatre & Film, with degree in directing. She has written and directed two short films and two documentaries, which have been screened at many international film festivals. Her graduation film Children Without A Name has won several international awards, her next film Keep Smiling participated in numerous film festivals and training programs.


Children without a Name (2001), C'est la vie (2007, short), Keep Smiling (2012).

FILMS 2013