Director Rusudan Pirveli

Production year 2010

Length 75min.

Country Georgia


Somewhere in a dreary suburb of a Georgian city lives 12-year-old Susa with his mother, who runs an illegal vodka shop. Every day, Susa tours sinister cafes and back streets to deliver orders and collect money. Any moment, his mother assures him, his father could come home and then everything would be returned to normal, the way it used to be. In a style reminiscent of Italian neo-realism, we follow the doomed life of the young dreamer; Susa is lonely and naive, yet also inventive - he doesn't give up hope.


Rusudan Pirveli
Rusudan Pirveli



Rusudan Pirveli, Zviadi Alkhanaidze


Giorgi Chalauri

Director of Photography

Mirian Shengelaia, Irakli Geleishvili

Production designer

Guram Navrozashvili


Rusudan Pirveli, Zviadi Alkhanaidze


Avtandil Tetradze, Gia Gogishvili, Ekaterine Kobakhidze

Production company(ies)

Caucasian FILMODROM, J.S.C. Georgian Film

Rusudan Pirveli

Rusudan Pirveli (1975, Georgia) graduated from the Department of Japanese Language at Tblisi University and was educated in film direction at the Georgian State Institute of Theatre and Film. She directed numerous documentaries and short films and is also active as an editor. Her short films were screened at several international film festivals. Susa is Pirveli's first feature film. It will have its world premiere during the Rotterdam film festival 2010


Susa - 2010 Panjara/The Window - 2005, short Where to? - 2002, short Neighbours - 2001, short One More - 2000, short

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