Salomé Alexi • 2014 • Georgia-France
A parable of the Georgian debt crisis, when 14% of the nation’s population lost their homes due to ballooning mortgages.
Nino is a shop-owner in Tbilisi. When the global recession hits the Republic of Georgia like the rest of the world, she resorts to pawning family heirlooms to throw her mother a birthday party. As things worsen, Nino takes out loan after loan to keep her business afloat.
Salomé Alexi's debut film premiered at Venice and New Directors/New Films 2015, where it won Best Film.