A Jehovah’s Witness reckons with an extremist assault and a disaster of religion in “Starting,” writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s function debut. A trailer has arrived for the award-winning drama, which has been chosen as Georgia’s submission within the Worldwide Function class for this yr’s Oscars.
Set in rural Georgia, “Starting” tells the story of Yana (IIa Sukhitashvili), the spouse of a Jehovah’s Witness. When a Molotov cocktail is thrown into their church throughout a service, a detective investigates the crime. Nonetheless, Yana and her group anticipate the crime to go unpunished. “It’s pointless to speak. The native police know who they’re, however nobody is ever arrested. This isn’t the primary incident,” we’re advised in a brand new trailer for the movie.
Struggling to make sense of the world round her, Yana is dealing with internal discontent. “There’s one thing improper with me,” she admits. “I look within the mirror and a stranger seems to be again. It’s as if I have been ready for one thing to begin — or to finish.”
“Starting” scored 4 of the jury’s seven competitors prizes at San Sebastian Movie Competition: the Golden Shell for Finest Movie, Finest Director, Finest Screenplay, and Finest Actress for Sukhitashvili. It launches on MUBI January 29.