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Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry

A 48-year-old spinster in a traditional Georgian village faces a dilemma when she falls for her delivery man.


Why watch this film?

It seems that in every corner of the world there are overly conventional expectations about love and sex, especially concerning women. Selected and acclaimed at various international festivals (including the Directors' Fortnight at Cannes), Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry is a Georgian film that follows a 48-year-old woman, Etero (Eka Chavleishvili), who faces daily comments about her singleness. She sharply opposes the societal—and patriarchal—norms that expect her to marry a man, but a fortuitous event opens her up to love... and causes her to wrestle with her freedom and expectations. Filled with tender eroticism and very subtle comedy, this is an excellent film for reflecting on the dominant expectations about romantic love.



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In a small traditional Georgian village, Etero, the owner of a housekeeping shop, is a forty-eight-year-old spinster. She cherishes her freedom, as much as her cakes, and is preparing for a peaceful and comfortable retirement away from gossip. But a fiery affair with her delivery man could derail all her plans.

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