Scary Mother

( Sashishi deda )

Ana Urushadze

  • Georgian (with English subtitles); 107 min

Scary Mother - Ana Urushadze

Georgia, Estonia, 2017, 107 min
  • Best First Feature, Youth Jury Award - Locarno Festival; Best Feature - Sarajevo FF; Georgian submission for the Academy Awards
  • Starring: Nata Murvanidze, Ramaz Ioseliani, Dimitri Tatishvili, Avtandil Makharadze
  • Production: Artizm, Gemini, Allfilm

In Georgian filmmaker Ana Urushadze’s gripping and bleakly comic feature debut, Manana, a 50-year-old Tbilisi mother abandons her duties as a wife and mother to pursue an obsessive and hermetic life of writing poetry. In a performance of coiled fear and rage that recalls the best of Isabelle Huppert, Nata Murvanidze plunges into Manana‘s feverish imagination. SCARY MOTHER, which won awards at film festivals around the world, is a haunting, singular new vision.