The film takes us through a critical year in the life of Georgia's young democracy- from the presidential election of January 2008 to the chaos of the war with Russia and the sobering aftermath - and raises questions about political responsibility and the morality of international affairs. The story is told through its main actors: the Georgian president, the Georgian government, the political opposition, foreign leaders , international delegations and organisations and the ordinary Georgian people. The film intimately captures the human and political drama of those months, when Georgia found itself briefly at the centre of global attention, and poses searching questions about the modern world and its values.
Nino Kirtadze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. She began her acting career by playing the lead role in a “Chef in love” a film by Nana Djordjadze which was selected at Cannes in 1996 and nominated for an Oscar. During the troubles of the 1990s in the Caucasus, she worked as a war correspondent for AFP and for AP, covering the war in Chechnya and other armed conflicts in the region. Since 1997, Nino Kirtadze has lived in France, where she has worked with Peter Brook, Jean-Pierre Ameris, Philippe Monnier , Claude Goretta and Olivier Langlois. Kirtadze is member of the French writers’ and directors’ society La SCAM and a member of the European film Academy. Nino Kirtadze collaborates on a regular basis with different national and international organizations as a consultant, jury, lecturer, and tutor.
Chechen Lullaby (2001), Tell My Friends that I Am Dead (2004), The Pipeline Next Door (2005), Durakovo, Village of Fools (2008), Something about Georgia (2010)