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Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning triumphs at Trieste - Trieste 2021 - Awards

Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning triumphs at Trieste - Trieste 2021 - Awards

The film by the newcomer Georgian director was unanimously victorious, with Special Mentions going to Exile, My Morning Laughter and So She Doesn’t Live, and Cineuropa singling out Sweat. Beginning by Dea Kulumbegashvili (a Georgian-French co-production) is the winner of the 2021 Trieste Film Festival. The jury were unanimous in their decision to award the movie the Trieste Prize, with the film having already bagged no fewer than four trophies at San Sebastián in September, as well as scooping prizes at seven other international events. They described it as: “A debut film displaying a rare authorial confidence, as well as pure stylistic coherence, resulting in a cinematic reality composed of pictures, sounds and performances (notably that of the astonishing lead actress) which continually encourage viewers to question their opinions on this astounding and thrilling story”. The jury also awarded special mentions to Exile...

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