Georgian director's My Happy Family among the best films screened on Netflix in 2017
05 March, 2018
Georgian director's My Happy Family among the best films screened on Netflix in 2017
IndieWire, a popular film industry and review website, named Georgia’s latest and one of the most successful films My Happy Family among the best films screened on Netflix in 2017.

After My Happy Family has been named among The Best Films Of 2017 that one might not have seen by The Playlist, a leading film and television website, Georgian drama occupied its place among the 50 best films which were screened on Netflix.

“Georgian drama “My Happy Family” has a
remarkable blend of comedy and sadness. Ia Shuvliashvili gives a wonderful lead performance as Manana, a 52-year-old matriarch who decides to move out of her multigenerational household. The ease with which she embarks on this new stage baffles her entire community and creates a very special foreign gem” reads the review of the film by IndieWire.
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Merab Ninidze and Ia Shugliashvili in My Happy Family

Along with Georgian film directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, the selection includes Angelina Jolie’s immersive drama First They Killed My Father, Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation, Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, Claude Barras’s My Life as a Zucchini, Feras Fayyad’s Last Men in Aleppo, etc.

As a reminder, My Happy Family was premiered on Netflix on December 1st, 2017, yet earlier in February it was already made public that the famous channel purchased the rights on its distribution. Movie lovers from different countries have already watched My Happy Family and expressed their impressions and positive feedback on the official Facebook page of the film.
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A picture from the film

My Happy Family is a 2017 Georgian drama film directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross. It was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The film had its world premiere in the Forum section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. Both Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross were awarded Best Director at the Sofia International Film Festival, in the International Competition section.

The film uncovers the story of a middle-aged wife and mother who decides to pack up and leave her family on the eve of her 52nd birthday. Manana, the lead character twigs that after 25 years as a devoted wife and mother, it's her time to shine, and she declares her intentions to shake things up and get her own apartment.
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Ia Shugliashvili in My Happy Family

The movie claimed a number of international awards. Ia Shugliashvili who plays the lead character, received prize for the Best Performance at Transylvania International Film Festival, Romania. Ia Shugliashvili also received “Best Female Actress Award" for "My Happy Family" by Nana & Simon at the Eurasia International Film Festival.

The ensemble of the film succeeded at Odessa International Film by obtaining the award for “Best Acting." The award for the "Best Directing" was also given to the directors of "My Happy Family". GoEast Film Festival is another prestigious festival where Nana and Simon were granted Best Directing Award.

The film triumphed at European Film Festival Lecce in Italy and received the main award, the "Golden Olive Tree" for the best film. The Film also received two more awards for the best camera and the FIPRESCI award! My Happy Family won the Firebird Award in the Young Cinema Competition of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) as well.
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A picture from the film

The film and its Georgian director managed to draw the attention of international critics, audience and journalists. A number of prestigious and leading publications have spotlighted the film that stresses the everyday problems of devoted housewives and mothers.

It is also noteworthy that the New York Times included Nana Ekvtimishvilili among 9 best directors of 2017 that one should watch.

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