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Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross • Directors

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- Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross are presenting their film In Bloom at the Ten European Directors To Watch section of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Born on 9 July 1978 in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nana Ekvtimishvili studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at the University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. Inspired by her memories of her youth, In Bloom, marks her feature debut and has already garnered an impressive number of festival awards.

Simon Gross studied film directing at the film school in Munich, Germany. After directing several short films, he shot his debut feature Fata Morgana in Morocco. He founded his own production companies in Germany and Georgia and served as co-director and producer of In Bloom.


international title: In Bloom
original title: Grzeli nateli dgeebi
country: Georgia, Germany, France
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2013
directed by: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß
screenplay: Nana Ekvtimishvili
cast: Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria

main awards/selection

Berlinale 2013 Forum
Sydney Film Festival 2013 
Sarajevo Film Festival 2013 Best film
Best actresses (Lika Babluani, Mariam Bokeria)
Milano Film Festival 2013 
Vancouver International Film Festival 2013 
Hamptons International Film Festival 2013 
La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival 2013 
AFI Fest 2013 

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