Since Otar Left

A FILM BY Julie Bertuccelli

Approaches a state of perfection! A tale of deep family bonds and the lies we weave out of love.
Beauitful! Touching! A trio of sublime performances.
Indelible... Deeply poignant... Sublime!


Three Georgian women - strong-willed matriarch Eka (90-year-old former dental assistant and fledgling star Esther Gorintin), her long-suffering daughter Marina (Nino Khomassouridze) and rebellious granddaughter Ada (Freeze, Die, Come To Life's Dinara Droukarova) - all live together in their stately yet crumbling apartment in contemporary Tbilisi, the capital of the former Soviet republic. Eka pines for her beloved son Otar, a physician who is now a construction worker in Paris. Marina is deeply resentful of her mother's obsession with her absent brother, while Ada endures their bickering and yearns for a more adventurous existence. When a friend of Otar's calls with tragic news, Marina and Ada must make a seemingly impossible choice: Do they keep Eka from learning the truth?

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: French/Georgian/Russian
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 102 min.
Year: 2003


Dinara Droukarova
Esther Gorintin
Nino Khomassouridze
Julie Bertuccelli


Esther Gorintin as Eka
Dinara Droukarova as Ada
Nino Khomassouridze as Marina