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Dina lives in a remote village high in the Georgian mountains where traditions have remained the same for centuries.

Her marriage has been arranged but when handsome Gegi returns from war, she falls in love with him and they elope. Four years later Dina is estranged from her family but lives happily with Geigi and their child. Then Gigi is tragically killed. In traditional Svaneti culture a widow must marry the first man who asks for her hand, so when Girshel proposes, Dina is forced to leave her home and little boy behind forever. However, when Moses falls deathly ill, Girshel fights through the treacherous winter snow to get the life saving medicine. In the end Dina’s, along with Girshel, defies years of tradition and takes her child with her back to Ushguli. 


  • Tiantian Award for Best Cinematography, Beijing International Film Festival, Beijing, China, 2018
  • Tiantian Award for Best Director, Beijing International Film Festival, Beijing, China, 2018
  • Tiantian Award for Best Film, Beijing International Film Festival, Beijing, China, 2018
  • Jury Award for Best Film, Eurasian International Film Festival, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2018
  • FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film, Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, 2018
  •  Audience Prize for Best Film, LET'S CEE Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia, 2018
  • UNESCO Award, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Brisbane, Australia, 2017
  • Jury Prize, Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival, Batumi, Georgia, 2017
  • Production Award, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, United States, 2017
  • East of West Award - Special Mention, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 2017
  • Audience Award for Best Film, Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, Montpellier, France, 2017
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