How the room felt
When your word was spoken –
As the center of your palms
And as unfree
The film, prefaced by this poem, is indeed a beautiful film about warmth through closeness in an otherwise unwelcoming world faced by young lesbians and other queer identities in Kutaisi, Georgia. Excluded in many ways and sometimes even threatened by violence, this is how they experience everyday life in their environment and within their families. But their family of choice helps them stand up to everything, sharing their space and time, taking care of each other and sticking together. Several of them have also formed a women’s soccer team.
The director is granted access to their safe space — rooms in which they pass long evenings smoking, drinking and talking.
An encouraging intimate portrait of familiarity and solidarity.
Friday, Nov 4, 2022, 8:30 PM Sunday, Nov 6, 2022, 6:00 PM
D+W: Ketevan Kapanadze
OV with German subtitles, 74 Min.