Georgia, Germany 2021 – Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze – Original language: English, Georgian, Russian – Subtitles: English – Length: 73 min.

How painful can it be not to conform to the heterosexual norm? The feature length debut of Yana Ugrekhelidze gives insights into the emotional world of Alexander and Mari, a couple that is forced to lead a life in secrecy and wants to break free from this.

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Yana Ugrekhelidze

After graduating as a translator in Georgia, Yana Ugrekhelidze earned a bachelor's degree in communication design in Düsseldorf and a diploma at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.

Filmography (selection)

SUMMER STORY, D 2017, 10 min.
ARMED LULLABY, D 2019, 8 min.


DOK.panorama shows innovative documentary films from all over the world mapping the diversity and current trends of documentary storytelling.

Shortlist DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe


Writer: Yana Ugrekhelidze. Camera: Jule Katinka Cramer. Sound: Yana Ugrekhelidze. Editing: Agata Wozniak. Music: Lennart Saathoff. Production: Fortis Fem Film. Producer: Yana Ugrekhelidze.

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