A Room of My Own

A Room of My Own

Georgia | 2022 | 107 min. | Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze

A tale of quiet intimacy and messy humanity, this spare but fascinating comedy of manners follows a lonely young woman in desperate need of a flat who falls for her hard-partying new roommate, pushing her toward emotional freedom and self-actualization.

Moving into an apartment share in the big city is always complicated and dynamic. It's especially overwhelming when you've just arrived from the countryside with no money, no job, no degree, no skills, no family, and, you learn, no boyfriend. When Tina (Taki Mumladze) takes the spare room in a tiny Tbilisi flat, she's lost and distant, repelled by the drinking, drugs, open sexuality, and techno music favored by her roommate Megi (Mariam Khudnadze) and her friends. But as Tina grows into herself, these close quarters breed understanding between the two roommates, and maybe something more. Filmed over the course of seven months in Mumladze's actual apartment, the unhurried handheld cinematography stays extremely close to the two main characters, letting them build real gravity and significance—for each other, for themselves, and for us. In director Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze's bright, affecting sophomore feature, the events in these women's lives unfold authentically with minimal "drama" and maximum intimacy.

Martin Schwartz

  • Original Language Title: Chemi Otakhi
  • Director: Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze
  • Principal Cast: Taki Mumladze, Mariam Khundadze, Sophio Zeragia, Lashao Gabunia, Ioseb ‘Soso’ Bliadze
  • Premiere Status: North American
  • Country: Georgia, Germany
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 107 min.
  • Producer: Eva Blondiau, Elmar Imanov, Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze
  • Screenplay: Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze, Taki Mumladze
  • Cinematographers: Dimitri Dekanosidze
  • Editors: Ioseb "Soso" Bliadze
  • Music: Kung Fu Junkie, Eko and Vinda Folio, Oto Meskhy, Beka Ungiadze, Jan Dwertman
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2022 (Best Actress)
  • Filmography: Otar’s Death (2021)
  • Language: Georgian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes