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Keep Smiling
Gaigimet - Rusudan Chkonia
- Fiction


France/Géorgie/Luxembourg - 2012 - 1 h 31 mn - Réalisation : Rusudan Chkonia - Production : Rusudan Chkonia, Nicolas Blanc - Scénario : Rusudan Chkonia - Image : Konstantine Mindia Esadze - Montage : Rusudan Chkonia, Jean-Pierre Bloc, Levan Kukhashvili - Son : Paata Godziashvili - Interprétation : Ia Sukhitashvili, Gia Roinishvili, Olga Babluani, Tamuna Bukhnikashvili, Nana Shonia, Shorena Begashvili, Maka Chichua -

Contact : Agat Films & Cie - 52, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud - 75011 Paris - Tél : 01 53 36 32 32 - Fax : 01 43 57 00 22 - e-mail : nicblanc@agatfilms.com

Corum - Salle Pasteur Dimanche 28 octobre 2012, 16 h 00
Corum - Salle Pasteur Vendredi 2 novembre 2012, 16 h 00

A beauty contest involves ten mothers, five of whom belong to the poorest sections of society, and their many children. The mothers are desperately trying to win a beauty contest which main prize is an apartment and $25,000. Dreams are quick to vanish as realization dawns that the competition is a complete farce. The media and organizers of the show are exploiting the misfortunes of the participants: Georgian women, the Abkhazian war and patriotism are all themes constituting a ploy to create entertainment for the audience, ending up causing a massive fight among participants.

Rusudan Chkonia

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, 1978. She graduated from film directing studies in 2001. That same year, she directed Bediani - Lucky Village and Children Without a Name - her diploma film, which earned her numerous prizes. The following year, she followed with Spring and Land of Promise. Between 2005 and 2006, she took part in Berlinale's Talent Campus. In 2007, she was invited to The Résidence at Cannes' Cinéfondation foundation. After receiving a number of scholarships and taking on several projects, in 2012, she produced, wrote and directed Keep Smiling.