Since Otar Left... Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Since Otar Left... the Movie

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Bittersweet female-centric drama set in a rundown flat in Tblisi, in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Domineering matriarch Eka (90-year-old Gorintin) dotes on her son who works illegally in Paris. Meanwhile, her middle-aged daughter Marina (Khomassouridze) resents her mother's obvious preference, and her own daughter, Ada (Droukarova), tries to keep the peace between the two women. When Marina and Ada learn that Otar has been killed, they conspire to keep the truth from Eka through an elaborate ruse with unexpected consequences. Russian, Georgian and French with subtitles.


Zeitgeist Films Ltd., 247 Centre St., New York, NY 10013, Phone: (212)274-1989, Toll-free: 800-509-0448, Fax: (212)274-1644, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 102 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Russia/USSR, Paris, Family Drama, Moms
Jule Bertucelli, Roger Bohbot, Bernard Renucci
Esther Gorintin, Nino Khomassouridze, Dinara Droukarova, Temour Kalandadze, Roussoudan Bolkvadze, Sacha Sarichvili, Douta Skhirtladze
Christophe Pollock
Jule Bertucelli
Thomas Gauder, Emmanuelle Castro, Nathalie Raoul, Emmanuel de Chauvigny
Yael Fogiel, Les Films du Poisson, Arte France Cinema, Zeitgeist Films

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