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by Dea Kulumbegashvili


Yana, a young Jehovah’s Witness missionary, is in shock after angry locals burn down her place of worship during a service. Her husband David manages to obtain CCTV footage of the attack. But in the remote Georgian village where they are living with their young son, his search for justice triggers a chain of events that will find the family totally isolated and entirely at the mercy of the hostile local police…

international title: Beginning
original title: Beginning
working title: Naked Sky
country: Georgia, France
sales agent: Goodfellas
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Dea Kulumbegashvili
film run: 130'
cast: Ia Sukhitashvili
film editing: Matthieu Taponier
music: Nicolas jaar
producer: Rati Oneli, Ilan Amouyal, David Zerat, Paul Rozenberg
co-producer: Steven Darty, Adrien Dassault
executive producer: Carlos Reygadas, Gaetan Rousseau
production: O.F.A, First Picture, Zadig Productions / Zadig Films
backing: Georgian National Film Center (GE), Hubert Bals Fund (NL)
distributor: Surtsey Films

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