Bebia - à mon seul désir

Bebia - à mon seul désir

Following the death of her grandmother (‘Bebia’), seventeen-year-old Ariadna returns to Georgia to attend the funeral. Back in her motherland, she receives an unusual and unexpected request: according to an ancient local tradition, Ariadna, as the youngest member of the family, is responsible for reuniting the body and soul of her grandmother by connecting a thread from the place of her death to the resting body.

At first reluctant to fulfil such a bizarre-sounding ritual, Ariadna soon finds herself carrying a single line of thread across 25km of unspoiled Georgian countryside, accompanied by Temo, a young man and family friend of uncertain motive. Traversing this exhausting and raw terrain over a number of days and nights, Ariadna is forced to confront the impact that the complex, sometimes cruel matriarch had on her not-so-distant childhood.

The first film from director and writer Juja Dobrachkous and shot entirely in stunning black-and-white, Bebia - à mon seul désir finds inspiration in Greek mythology, compassionately acknowledging that, even when the Minotaur is dead, it’s never easy to find your way out of the maze.
 

Credits
Director & Writer
Juja Dobrachkous
Producers
Juja Dobrachkous, Olga Dykhovichnaya
Executive Producers
Stephen Minervino, Lubov’ Duiko, Oxana Virko
Director of Photography
Veronica Solovyeva
Editor
Andrey Klychnikov
Sound Designer
Stefan Smith
Cast
Anastasia Davidson, Anushka Andronikashvili, Guliko Gurgenidze, Alexander Glurjidze, Anastasia Chanturaia, Ana Chiradze
Production
Twice a Day
Year
2020
Length
131'
Country of Production
Georgia, UK