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SEEfest17 Feature Program: Anna’s Life
May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North American Premiere
Director: Nino Basilia
Producer: Janna Sardlishvili
Duration: 108 minutes
Anna is a single mother determined to go to America for a better life for herself and her autistic son. When American Consulate rejects her visa application it sets in motion her desperate efforts to find money to immigrate illegally. Ekaterine Demetradze in the role of Anna majestically conveys the iron will of a determined mother and the vulnerability of a single woman who fights for her dignity. Winner of Grand Prix award at Valencia Festival in Spain, Best Director award in Arras, France, Fipresci award in Cairo, Egypt, Merit award in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Best Director in Sakhalin, Russian Federation.
Nino Basilia, born in Georgia, is a director and scriptwriter. She studied at the High School of Scriptwriters and Filmmakers and at the Tbilisi Pedagogical Institute, Faculty of Philology. She also has a degree in Journalism at Georgian State University. Among her many films 6 ½ Minutes won at the Moscow Film Festival. “I had a desire to create a feature film reflecting the life and dreams of young people living in Georgia who do everything to improve their living conditions. The film retells about the problems of a young, single lonely mother, her optimism, her poverty, her devotion to her child, and the difficult labyrinths through which she has to pass.”