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Original name: Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry
English name: Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry
Year: 2023
Run time: 110 Min
Language: Georgian
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Switzerland, Georgia
Director: Elene Naveriani
Producers: Thomas Reichlin, Ketie Danelia, Britta Rindelaub
cast: Eka Chavleishvili, Teimuraz Chinchinadze
Screenplay: Elene Naveriani, Nikoloz Mdivani
Cinematographer: Agnesh Pakozdi
Editor: Aurora Franco Vögeli
Sound Designer: Philippe Ciompi, Marc von Stürler Production Company: Alva Film, Takes Films
World Sales: Totem Films


  • Cannes: Director’s Fortnight 2023
  • Belfast FF 2023
  • Sarajevo FF 2023
  • BFI London 2023
  • IFF Rotterdam 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2021 Wet Sand
  • 2019 Red Ants Bite (Short)
  • 2017 I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth
  • 2014 Gospel of Anasyrma (Short)

Director's Biography:

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Elene Naveriani studied painting at State Academy of Art in Tbilisi. In 2011 they received their Masters in Critical Curatorial Cybermedia; in 2014 their Bachelor in Film from Geneva University of Art and Design. Their first feature I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth premiered at IFF Rotterdam and was awarded numerous prizes including Entrevues Belfort and, Seoul, Xining, Valladolid, Porto. Elene also directed two further short films that received considerable acclaim. Red Ants Bite (2019) was nominated for the best Swiss short film award. In 2021, their second feature film Wet Sand had its World Premiere in Locarno where it won the Pardo for Best Actor.


Etero, a 48-year-old woman living in a small village in Georgia, never wanted a husband. She cherishes her freedom as much as her cakes. But her choice to live alone is the cause of much gossip among her fellow villagers. Unexpectedly, she finds herself passionately falling for a man, and is suddenly faced with the decision to pursue a relationship or continue a life of independence. Etero must grapple with her feelings and decide how to find her own path to happiness.