LA FABRIQUE AT CANNES – Mariam Khatchvani, “Dede”

I worked with natives who had no acting experience

(part of a multi-article series about the 2014 Fabrique des Cinémas program at the Cannes Festival) THE PITCH: In "Dede" the strict honor code of this mountainous region of Georgia makes happiness elusive and prevents a mother from being with her child. Where are you from ? I was born in Ushguli, Georgia, where "Dede" was shot. How bad are filmmaking conditions in Georgia? Conditions ... more >