My Happy Family

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London Georgian Film Festival

UK Premiere

Opening Gala

Literature teacher Manana (Ia Shugliashvili) has been married for 25 years and lives in a three-bedroom flat, an ordinary Georgian family living with three generations under one roof. All are shocked when on the evening of her 52nd birthday Manana announces that she wants to leave and live alone. Where is she going? She has what everyone would call a good husband (Merab Ninidze) who doesn’t even drink or beat her. But Manana sticks to her decision and does something unheard of in Georgia’s patriarchal society. Without her family and her husband, a journey into the unknown begins.

In Bloom (Nana and Simon’s first film) quickly grew to become one of my all-time favourite films, and My Happy Family is every bit as enthralling and masterful an achievement.” –

Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2017

Followed by a Q&A with Merab Ninidze

Members of the Didgori Ensemble will perform before the screening and there will be a Georgian wine reception after.

BBFC rating
Running time
119 mins
Georgia, Germany, France
Other features
Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross
Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze, Tsisia Qumasashvili

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May 3rd

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