Tamari, a young war refugee from South Ossetia, is preparing for her first day at her new school in a small Georgian mining village. Arriving to class with a new package of markers given to her by her mother, Tamari is seated beside Datho, a boy who is often mocked by his Georgian classmates because of his Russian heritage. Seeing an opportunity to finally pick on someone himself, Datho destroys Tamari’s markers. When Tamari rejects his initial attempts to apologize, Datho must find a way to make amends.
Honorable Mention | Oberhausen IFF, Germany, 2012
Best Youth Film | La Normandie et Le Monde, France, 2012
Audience Award | Shorts at Moonlight, Germany, 2012
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Prize | , Germany, 2013
Honorable Mention | Mamers en Mars FF, France, 2013
CAST & CREW
Eka Papiashvili, Carsten Böhnke
Director of Photography
Ilia Sabiashvili, Nanuka Mosseshvili, Lia Beriashvili
Böhnke Papiashvili GbR, Greenstonefilms
Born 1976, Bolnisi, Georgia. Papiashvili studied anthropology and directing in Freiburg, Germany. She began her career working in movie theatres and later as an assistant director on various projects. Her directorial debut, The Girl from Gori, has screened at many film festivals.
The Girl from Gori (2012, short).