by Zaza Khalvashi


Ali’s family has inherited a mission – taking care of a local healing water and curing sick fellow villagers with it. Three sons are skeptical and only the young daughter Namme stays as the guardian of family traditions.

In parallel, a hydro power station is being constructed locally and environmental changes are at stakes.

One day the spring water starts to disappear. Father remembers the old tradition: the water will not return unless sacrifice is made…


Georgia / Lithuania – 2017 – HD – 2:35.1 – 5.1 surround – 91 min – Georgian

written & directed by

Zaza Khalvashi

produced by

Sulkhan Turmanidze – BAFIS (Georgia)

and Ieva Norviliene – TREMORA (Lithuania)


  • There where I live (1990)
  • Miserere (1996)
  • Solomon (2015)


Mariska Diasamidze (Namme)

Aleko Abashidze

Ednar Bolkvadze (Giorgi) the priest

Roman Bolkvadze (Nuri) the mullah

Roin Surmanidze (Lado) the teacher


  • DOP – Giorgi Shvelidze
  • Editor – Levan Kukhashvili
  • Production Designer – Akaki Jashi
  • Cameraman – Mamuka Chkhikvadze
  • Sound Recorder – Vano Gvaradze
  • Sound Engineer – Jonas Maksvytis

Festivals & Awards

World Premiere – Tokyo IFF

International Premiere – Talliinn Black Nights – Forum


World Premiere
Tallinn Black Nights FF