Beginning

Mm00277999
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Number of Discs
1
Release Date
12/04/2021
Studio
Mubi
format
Blu-ray / Normal
Duration
125
Certificate UK
18

The debut feature from Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili, Beginning is an unflinching drama about a Jehovah's Witness who undergoes a dramatic crisis of faith. Unsettling and visually arresting, Georgia's official submission for the 2021 Academy Awards marks the arrival of a stunning new talent in world cinema. Set in a provincial town at the foot of the Caucasus mountains, the film tells the story of Yana (IIa Sukhitashvili), the wife of a Jehovah's Witness leader whose community is under attack from an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, and with her husband away, Yana's inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of the world around her. Meanwhile, the intrusion of a local detective in her home has dramatic and devastating consequences. Told with sparse dialogue and exquisitely slow, observant camerawork that recalls the films of Michael Haneke, Carlos Reygadas and Chantal Akerman, Beginning is an unflinching examination of trauma, religious conflict and intolerance, scrutinising the interior life of a woman facing both a marital and existential crossroads. A breakout from the Official Selection at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, Kulumbegashvili's debut will shake you to your core.

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Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili
Producer: Ilan Amouyal
Producer: Rati Oneli
Producer: David Zerat
Writer: Dea Kulumbegashvili
Writer: Rati Oneli
Music: Nicolas Jaar
Cinematographer: Arseni Khachaturan
Actor: Ia Sukhitashvili
Actor: Kakha Kintsurashvili
Actor: Rati Oneli

Main Format
Blu-ray
Keyword Index
Beginning|Ia Sukhitashvili
Colour
Colour
Region
Region B
Subtitles
Subtitled
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Language(s):Georgian, HardofHearingSubtitles:English, Subtitles:English, InteractiveMenu
Catalogue Number
MUBI013B

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