Directed by Dito Tsintsadze, drama, 91 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Nestan Kvinkadze
With Salome Demuria, Giorgi Nakashidze, Lasha Kabanashvili, Camilla Borghesani, Daredjan Kharshiladze
37-year-old Irina has just been released from prison and the whole family gathers to celebrate her homecoming. Her return, however, is by no means easy as she finds it hopelessly hard to start a new life in her provincial mining hometown, which seems to be murderously prejudiced against anyone seen as different from the norm.
Building on an excellent, understated performance by its lead actress Salome Demuria, as well as the beautiful and eerie imagery of the film´s setting, Inhale-Exhale presents a subtle, dark and haunting drama of alienation and struggle to fit into society. The film won the Shanghai International Film Festival this year.
Shanghai IFF 2019 (Best Actress - Winner Golden Goblet, Grand Jury Prize - Winner Golden Goblet)