The interview was conducted online on the 25.03.2021.
We spoke with Dea Kulumbegashvili about her debut film BEGINNING (130 Min, GE, 2020)
In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah’s Witness community is under attack from an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict is Yana, the wife of the community leader, whose familiar world is slowly crumbling around her. Meanwhile, a detective intrudes her home with devastating consequences...
About the film:
"One of the most striking debuts in recent memory, Dea Kulumbegashvili’s feature marks the revelation of an exciting new voice in cinema. Shot in luminous 35mm long takes that boldly evoke isolation and longing, it tells a profound story of a woman’s resilience facing communal hostility and violence." - MUBI
About the filmmaker:
Dea Kulumbegashvili was born and raised in Georgia. Dea studied film directing at Columbia University School of the Arts and media studies at The New School in New York. Her debut short film INVISIBLE SPACES was nominated for Palme D'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2014.