TBILISI: Georgian/German/French coproduction My Happy Family directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross is the first Georgian film for which Netflix purchased global distribution rights.
The film premiered in the World Cinema Drama Competition of the Sundance Film Festival and was later selected for the Forum section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Recently it was awarded best director at the Sofia International Film Festival. It will also screen at the Museum of Modern Art within the framework of MOMA Film Week.
My Happy Family was produced by Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo through Germany’s augenschein Filmproduktion GmbH in coproduction with Simon Gross though Georgia’s Polare Film Llc and Guillaume de Seille through France’s Arizona Production.
According to the Georgian media, the film is a front runner for Georgia’s bid for 2018 Oscar Foreign Language category.
The film stars Ia Shughliashvili and Merab Ninidze, and follows a 52-year-old teacher, a traditional Geogian woman, who all of a sudden decides to leave her family.