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Blueberry Dreams

Fall Grants 2023 - Post-Production Stage

Elene Mikaberidze / Feature Documentary / Georgia, France, Belgium, Qatar / 2024 / 75 min / Original Language: Georgian, Russian / Interests: Documentary


In Samegrelo, a Georgian region near the disputed Abkhazian state, a family of four struggles in the aftermath of the 1992 conflict. Soso, a retired engineer, his wife Nino, and their two sons, Giorgi and Lazare, work hard to sustain themselves through their family guesthouse and agriculture. Despite limited opportunities in Zugdidi, their town, they mortgage their house to invest in a blueberry field through the ‘Plant the Future’ program. Their future rests on the success of their first harvest. While Nino dreams of her children exploring the world, memories of war haunt her. Soso, on the other hand, wishes for his boys to stay connected to their homeland. But Giorgi and Lazare yearn for a different future. Lazare wants to be an artist, while Giorgi dreams of studying abroad. Through a personal lens, the director, who has experienced war and displacement, explores the complexities of a bitter history, an uncertain present, and the potential for reimagining the future.


Elene Mikaberidze
Elene Mikaberidze
Producer: Elene Margvelashvili / Co producers: Baptiste Brunner, Isabelle Truc
Production Company
Parachute Films, Y.N. Productions - La Cuisine aux Images, Iota Production

About the Director

Elene Mikaberidze was born in Georgia in 1988 and spent most of her life in Brussels, Belgium. She studied politics and earned an MA in Eastern Europe & Caucasus Studies. She completed film critic courses and worked in a variety of areas in cinematography. In 2016, she moved back to Georgia and started to direct her own films. Elene is currently a programmer at the Tbilisi International Film Festival. Elene is an alumnus of Filmmakers for Peace by GoEAST IFF, From Script 2 Film, EurasiaDOC, Talent Nest at Vilnius Meeting Point and EAVE Change. Her recent projects were supported by multiple film centres, including the Georgian National Film Center, the French CNC, and the Belgian Film Fund.


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    Elene Margvelashvili

    Parachute Films

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