Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Zaza Khalvashi


Director: Zaza Khalvashi
Section: International Independents
Country: Georgia, Lithuania
Year: 2017
Language: Georgian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Mariska Diasamidze, Aleko Abashidze, Ednar Bolkvadze, Ramaz Bolkvadze, Roin Surmanidze



For generations, Ali's family has looked after a mineral spring for their village in the mountains of Georgia. When all the sons leave home to pursue their own ambitions, however, only the youngest daughter, Namme, is left to continue the tradition — assuming she really wants to follow the beaten path of her ancestors. When a hydroelectric power station is built nearby, the healing waters soon begin to dry up. Ali remembers an old legend: the water will not return unless a sacrifice is made.

Meet the director


Zaza Khalvashi

Zaza Khalvashi was born in Batumi, Georgia (then USSR) in 1957. He studied literature and later film direction at Tbilisi State University, earning degrees in both subjects. Khalvashi is both a director and an author. He is best known for his films SOLOMON (2015) and MIZERERE (1996).


Screenplay: Zaza Khalvashi
Director of Photography: Giorgi Shvelidze, Mamuka Chkhikvadze
Film Editor: Levan Kukhashvili, Zaza Khalvashi
Production Designer: Akaki Jashi
Costume Design: Qeti Vacheishvili
Sound: Vano Gvaradze, Jonas Maksvytis
Producer: Sulkhan Turmanidze
Production Company: BAFIS
Co-Producer: Ieva Norviliene
Co-Production Company: Tremora
World Sales: Alpha Violet