Dea Kulumbegashvili’s harrowing, sensorial debut feature centres on a Jehovah’s Witness missionary seeking justice. Alongside her son, George, and husband, David, Yana is a Jehovah’s Witness missionary in a predominantly Christian Orthodox mountainside village in Georgia. The isolated community of Witnesses is aghast when their Kingdom Hall is attacked during a service and the modest place of worship left in ashes. The steadfast couple now stands at the crossroads of continuing to reside in hostile territory and honouring their commitment to a higher power. Yana, who is searching for purpose in life, becomes fixated on justice. (Toronto International Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Dasatskisi (Beginning, 2020) - Lethe (2016, short) - Ukhilavi sivrtseebi (Invisible Spaces, 2014, short)
2021: CROSSING EUROPE Award - Best Fiction Film
Competition Fiction · Crossing Europe VOD 2021
Dea Kulumbegashvili
Georgia / France 2020
125 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli
Cinematography Arseni Khachaturan
Editing Matthieu Taponier
Sound/Sounddesign Séverin Favriau, Tengo Mandzulashvili, Stéphane Thiebaud
Music Nicolas Jaar
With Ia Sukhitashvili, Rati Oneli, Kakha Kintsurashvili, Saba Gogichaishvili
Producer(s) Ilan Amouyal, David Zerat, Rati Oneli, Paul Rozenberg, Steven Darty, Adrien Dassault
First Picture, Zadig Films, O.F.A
World Sales
Wild Bunch
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2020

Crossing Europe VOD-Premiere
06.06. - 06.07.2021, online
More details on the VOD program HERE
(only available for streaming in Austria)