Brides (Georgian: პატარძლები; transliterated Patardzlebi) is a 2014 Georgian-French film directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili. and produced by Gemini, Millimeter Films and ADASTRA Films.
In her feature film debut Tinatin Kajrishvili shows the daily routine of a woman wose partner is in prison. The film is about human dignity and the repressive judicial system in Georgia.
The film had its world premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section and won the 3rd Place Panorama Audience Award – Fiction Film 2014. It has also been selected for the official competition (World Narrative Competition) of Tribeca Film Festival. Main actress Mari Kitia received the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress at the Sarajevo Film Festival, and the movie was given 3 awards at the Scarborough Worldwide Film Festival, including the Outstanding Directorial Achievement Award.
The film was supported by the Georgian National Film Center and the French National Center of Cinematography and the moving image.
Nutsa, a young mother, lives with her two children in a suburbs of Tblisi in Georgia. Her partner Goga is in prison. They get married, so she gains the right to talk to him once a month in the visiting room on the other side of the glass. The ceremony is quick with a strange ambiance. Goga in prison, Nutsa with children outside, a routine sets in.Mari Kitia
Awards :64th Berlin International Film Festival - Panorama Section
Third audience awardSarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Special Jury Prize
Special Jury PrizeBatumi Summer Theater Film Festival (Georgia)
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress for Mari Kitia
Special Jury PrizeScarborough Worldwide Film Festival (Canada)
Audience Choice Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Selections :64th Berlin International Film Festival - Panorama Section (Germany) - 2014
Tribeca Film Festival (United States)- 2014
Mooov International Film Festival (Belgium) - 2014
Off Plus Camera (Poland) - 2014
Busan International Film Festival (South Korea) - 2014
Five Lakes Film Festival (Germany) - 2014
Milano Film Festival (Italy) - 2014
BFI London Film Festival (United Kingdom) - 2014
Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - 2014
Festival do Rio (Brazil) - 2014
Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden) - 2014
Cabourg Film Festival (France)- 2015
Romania International Film Festival (Romania)- 2015
Vox Feminae Film Festival (Croatia) - 2015
Women in Film, Los Angeles (United States) - 2016
Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada) - 2016