Dede

* Mariam Khatchvani

Director: Mariam Khatchvani
Writer: Mariam Khatchvani/ Vladimer Katcharava/ Irakli Solomanashvili
Genre: Drama

Synopsis: Dina lives in a remote village high in the Georgian mountains where traditions have remained the same for centuries. Her marriage has been arranged but when handsome Gegi returns from war, she falls in love with him and they elope. Four years later Dina is estranged from her family but lives happily with Geigi and their child. Then Gigi is tragically killed. In traditional Svaneti culture a widow must marry the first man who asks for her hand, so when Girshel proposes, Dina is forced to leave her home and little boy behind forever. However, when Moses falls deathly ill, Girshel fights through the treacherous winter snow to get the life saving medicine. In the end Dina’s, along with Girshel, defies years of tradition and takes her child with her back to Ushguli.