DEAD SOULS' VACATION (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 6m

Content Notes: Frequent alcohol use, references to drug use

UK Premiere

An absurd, intimate slice of post-Soviet life, this documentary chronicles the relationship between a once popular Georgian musician and his elderly mother.

Filmed predominantly in their claustrophobic one-room apartment, this intimate observational documentary chronicles the turbulent relationship between Levan, a once popular Georgian musician, and his elderly mother Lamara, as they attempt to co-exist. An engaging and touching film, it draws attention not only to the complexities of family relationships, but also to the intense hardship that artists can face when going through difficult times. As the cumulative impact of poverty, isolation, addiction, and caring takes its toll on his mental health, can Levan overcome years of setbacks and rediscover his potential?

There will be a Q&A with Keko Chelidze and producer Elene Margvelashvili at 8pm on Thursday 20 May: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dead-souls-vacation-zoom-discussion-tickets-150507605299

Screening 17-23 May for UK audiences.

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Director

Keko Chelidze

Language

Georgian

Subtitles

English

Country

Georgia