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Keep Smiling

Gaigimet

2012 / Georgia, France, Luxembourg / 91 min / N-13
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Director(s) - Rusudan Chkonia
Screenwriter(s) - Rusudan Chkonia
Actors - Ia Sukhitashvili, Gia Roinishvili, Olga Babluani, Tamuna Bukhnikashvili, Nana Shonia, Shorena Begashvili, Maka Chichua
Producer(s) - Rusudan Chkonia, Nicolas Blanc
Cinematographer - Konstantine Mindia Esadze
Editor(s) - Rusudan Chkonia, Jean-Pierre Bloc, Levan Kukhashvili
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Sales agent - DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL
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Dialogues - Georgian
Subtitles - Lithuanian

A heartfelt tragicomedy about 10 women and their fierce rivalry to win a beauty contest for mothers who have borne several children. Competing in five categories, including Best Cook and Super Mother, the prize they’re desperate to win is very solid. The contestants, charming and ambitious, start out with high hopes and great expectations. Their dreams, however, are soon shattered when they realise that the whole thing is a charade. The participants become pawns for the media and contest organizers who shamelessly exploit their underprivileged circumstances for entertainment value.

About Directors

Rusudan Chkonia (b. 1978 in Tbilisi, Georgia).

Filmography

"Children without a Name" (2001, graduation film), "Bediani - Lucky Village" (2001, doc.), "Spring" (2005, doc.), "Land of Promise" (2002, doc.), "This is Life" (2007, short), "Keep Smiling" (2012, "Kino pavasaris").