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My Happy Family
Dir.: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross | 119 minutes

My Happy Family

Germany, Georgia, France 2017 | 119 minutes | Georgian | Hebrew, English subtitles

Manana decides it’s time to leave her parents' house and move to an apartment in Tbilisi where she can live alone in peace and quiet. There is, however, a problem: she is a 52-year-old teacher who lives with her husband, their two children, and her father-in-law as customary in traditional Georgian culture. Parallel to the insightful life journey, Manana discovers that her actions are viewed as a declaration of war on tradition. Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross’s film, screened at Sundance and Berlin, won numerous accolades from critics, and boasts many merits: its tone shifts effortlessly from solemnity to smiles and the camera envelops its heroes with compassion, while the lead actress expresses an entire range of emotions with ease.