New York Times names Georgian director Nana Ekvtimishvili one to watch

21 March 2017

Georgian filmmaker Nana Ekvtimishvili has been listed among nine “new directors to watch” by the New York Times.

She was featured in the list together with co-director Simon Gross for their film My Happy Family, which follows wife and mother Manana as she chooses to liberate herself from her role as homemaker, leaving her family in shock when she departs without explanation.

“The Georgian directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross could choreograph a ballet, but, lucky us, they’re filmmakers,” reads the report.

Set in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, My Happy Family premiered in January this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Ekvtimishvili and Gross won the award for Best Director at the Sofia International Film Festival earlier this month, where My Happy Family competed in the International Competition section.

See the full list of new directors to watch here.