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2018 Georgian Contemporary Film Festival: House of Others

  • SAIS Rome Building, Rome Auditorium 1619 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

On November 15th, the 2018 Georgian Contemporary Film Festival presents the screening of House of Others at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

House of Others Synopsis:

Inspired by the director’s own experiences, the film opens in the 1990s, “after the war,” as a small family — father Astamur (Zurab Magalashvili), his wife, son and young daughter — rattles up a rainy hillside in rural Georgia in a jeep with a cracked windshield. They’re being driven by Ginger (Malkhaz Jorbenadze), a shady opportunist profiting by relocating families to a remote village abandoned by its inhabitants as the conflict approached. The mother, Liza (Olga Dykhovichnaya), looks out with a pinched and anxious face, clutching her daughter to her as Ginger extols the virtues of their new home: the beauty of the landscape and the sweetness of the thin-skinned tangerines that grow in abundance all around.


The screening of House of Others is a part of the 2018 Georgian Contemporary Film Festival , a week-long event in Washington DC, November 13th-16th. 

More about the 2018 Georgian Contemporary Film Festival : 

Embassy of Georgia to the United States in partnership with Georgian National Film Center, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University presents a week-long Georgian Contemporary Film Festival from November 13th to 16th. The film festival is themed around contemporary Georgian cinematography and includes a selection of six impressive productions. Conversations with film directors will follow the screenings of Scary Mother, Ara Megobaro, Blind Dates and Dede.

The films will be screened at four locations:

13 November/ My Happy Family/ Embassy of Georgia to the United States 1824 R Street NW Washington DC / 6:30PM – 9:00PM

14 November/ Ara, Megobaro (No, My Friend)/ Embassy of Georgia to the United States 1824 R street NW Washington DC/ 6:30PM - 8:00PM/ followed by a conversation with Giorgi Mgeladze 

14 November/ Dede/ George Washington University/ Lindner Commons 6th Floor/ 1957 E St NW, Washington, DC 20052 / 6:00PM – 9:00PM followed by a conversation with Mariam Khatchvani 

15 November/ House of Others/ Johns Hopkins University/ SAIS Rome Building, Rome Auditorium/ 1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 / 6:00PM- 9:00PM

16 November/ Scary Mother/ Embassy of Georgia to the United States/ 1824 R Street NW Washington DC / 6:30PM-9:00PM/ followed by a conversation with Ana Urushadze

16 November/ Blind Dates/ Georgetown University/ Healey Family Student Center Film Screening Room/ Tondorf Rd, Washington, DC 20007 / 5:30PM- 7:45PM/ followed by a conversation with Levan Koghuashvili 

Please note that the films are subtitled in English

Tickets are FREE at all events / Screenings will feature complementary Georgian wine tasting