Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry

Merle merle mûre

Director: Elene Naveriani
Country: Switzerland, Georgia, Germany

2023 | 110 min. | Georgian
Subtitles: English, German
FSK | Nicht geprüft / No clearance (18+)

Cast_ Eka Chavleishvili, Temiko Chinchinadze Screenplay_ Elene Naveriani, Nikoloz Mdivani Camera_ Agnesh Pakozdi Producer_ Thomas Reichlin, Britta Rindelaub, Ketie Danelia, Bettina Brokemper Rights_ Eksystent Filmverleih

A woman’s late experience of first love. Fleeting as a blackbird, bright and plump as a blackberry in late Georgian summer – a maiden voyage into life.

The 48-year-old Etero has chosen a life as a single woman. Raised in a patriarchal home, she developed an aloof character and a clear principle: no men. This is always a source of gossip for the other women in the village, who have husbands and children. Then, one rainy day, Etero suddenly begins an affair with Murman, who delivers the supplies for her small store. This encounter transforms the erstwhile loner. Slowly, her protective armor starts to come loose. A chanson on the car radio and an affectionate text message put a smile on her face. But should she forsake her independence for late love? ›Blackbird, Blackbird, Blackberry‹ is a beautifully painted portrait of a woman who, at the cusp of 50, is diving head-first back into life and must find her own path to happiness.


Elene Naveriani is from Georgia and lives in Switzerland. Among other things, they studied mural painting. Their works are characterized by keen empathy for the marginalized. ›Blackbird, Blackbird, Blackberry‹ is their third feature. They already achieved international success with its two predecessors.



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