House of others
Georgia. 2016. 103 min.
Cast: Salome Demuria, Ia Sukhitashvili, Olga Dihovichnaya.
House of others is an exquisite, evocative and elusive tale of abandonment and the psychological scars of war. It’s set in Georgia in the 90s, when the fall of the USSR leaves behind a bloody and devastating civil war in the autonomy of Abkhazia. In a small village in the area, two families have physically survived the conflict and as part of the victorious side the empty houses of the conquered are assigned. In an unreal space, filled with old memories and objects of others, they set out to start a new life in peace. However, they will soon realize the difficulty of their company: war continues in their daily lives because the noise of bullets still wreaks havoc inside.
Rusudan Glurjidze was born in Georgia, Tbilisi, on July 1972. From 1989 to 1991 she has been studying French Language & Literature at the Tbilisi State University. From 1990 to 1996 she has been studying Film Directing and Scriptwriting in George Shengelaia’s class at the Georgian State Film & Theatre Institute. Rusudan’s films were successfully screened and mentioned at official selections and special programs at International Film Festivals. Her last project “House of Others” won Script Development Competition in GNFC. Also was chosen among 10 European projects selected by B’EST (The Baltic Bridge East by West) organized by EAVE and MEDIA Mundus and Open Doors Locarno IFF – 2013. Her filmography: Nocturne 1995; Oscar 1995 and House of Others, 2016.