That Is How Motherhood Works

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My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)
Rafael 2 Wed, Oct 11, 2017 8:30 PM
Manana (Ia Shugliashvili) is a beautiful, middle-aged teacher who decides not to buy dill for her mother. This small act of defiance at an outdoor market in Tbilisi is a turning point in Manana’s life-a rare bid for happiness and the opportunity to hear her own thoughts above the din of her clamorous, tightknit family. Directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß paint an exquisite tableau of Manana’s raucous intergenerational kin: husband Soso, who has a few secrets; philosophical father Otar; loud mother Lamara; son Lasha, who drinks out of containers in the fridge; and daughter Nino, who is desperately trying to get pregnant. Beautifully shot, this often-comic drama opens with Manana renting an apartment where she can live alone. The motivations for this radical undertaking on the part of a Georgian mother are partially obscured, but who among us has not dreamed of walking out, leaving our lives and our many roles behind for a chance at happiness?
My Happy Family (Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi)
Century Larkspur 3 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 3:00 PM
Manana (Ia Shugliashvili) is a beautiful, middle-aged teacher who decides not to buy dill for her mother. This small act of defiance at an outdoor market in Tbilisi is a turning point in Manana’s life-a rare bid for happiness and the opportunity to hear her own thoughts above the din of her clamorous, tightknit family. Directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß paint an exquisite tableau of Manana’s raucous intergenerational kin: husband Soso, who has a few secrets; philosophical father Otar; loud mother Lamara; son Lasha, who drinks out of containers in the fridge; and daughter Nino, who is desperately trying to get pregnant. Beautifully shot, this often-comic drama opens with Manana renting an apartment where she can live alone. The motivations for this radical undertaking on the part of a Georgian mother are partially obscured, but who among us has not dreamed of walking out, leaving our lives and our many roles behind for a chance at happiness?
Film Info
Year:2017
Running Time:12 min.
Premiere Status:World

Description

A mother attempts to illustrate the steep learning curve of new motherhood to her daughter, who seeks to find her own pathway.

Additional Information

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Rivkah Beth Medow believes in obsessions and forgiveness. Her producer and director credits include Bartlett (2017: TV series), Being George Clooney (2016: Festivals, Netflix), The Nine (2016: Festivals), Sons Of A Gun (2009: SXSW, Festivals, PBS), The Next Frontier (2010: PBS), We’ve Got The Power (2012; PBS), Farming The Seas (2005 Festivals, PBS), and multiple films for the non-profits The Pachamama Alliance and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Medow lives with her daughters, husband, sister, and sister-in-law in Oakland, CA and this is her first narrative film.