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Other Bank, The

Gagma Napiri · dir. George Ovashvili
Georgia, Kazakhstan 2009, 90’


Torn from his father at the beginning of the Georgian-Abkhazia war, slightly cross-eyed 12-year-old Tedo is tired of living the life of a refugee. He works hard at an auto repair shop, and his young mother, Keto, works as a clerk, but it’s not enough to help them get by, so Keto starts to prostitute herself to help them survive. It’s all too much for Tedo to handle, and he decides to search for his father in war-torn Abkhazia. Warned not to go into this tinderbox, he decides to go anyway. Unable to speak the local language and afraid for his safety, Tedo pretends to be deaf as his odyssey takes him across physical and emotional landscapes and borders where nationalism rules and where the ‘eye for an eye’ mentality dominates. The war-ravaged world he encounters reflects the complex state of affairs wrestling within the boy’s psyche.

Director:George Ovashvili
Screenplay:Rustam Ibragimbekov, George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze
Music:Josef Bardanashvili
Cinematography:Shahriar Assadi
Editing:Sun-Min Kim
Cast:Tedo Bekauri, Galoba Gambaria, Nika Alajaev, Tamara Meskhi

George Ovashvili was born in 1963 in Tiflis (Georgia). He is graduale of the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre (1996), and the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in Hollywood.


  • 1997: Wagonette
  • 2005: Zgvis doninan
  • 2010: Drugi brzeg / Other Bank