Dasatskisi / Beginning

Dasatskisi / Beginning

With Dea Kulumbegashvili

Dasatskisi / Beginning, Dea Kulumbegashvili, France, Georgia, 2020, 125’

Dea Kulumbegashvili, winner of the San Sebastian Film Festival Golden Shell for Dasatskisi / Beginning (2020), has returned to the city to carry out an artistic residency at the International Centre for Contemporary Culture - Tabakalera. The Georgian film director is developing her next full-length feature film project in that artist’s space at Tabakalera.


In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yana’s inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of her desires.