Scary Mother (Sashishi Deda). 2018. Georgia/Estonia. Directed by Ana Urushadze. Courtesy of Alief + 4th & 7th Entertainment

Sashishi Deda (Scary Mother). 2018. Georgia. Directed by Ana Urushadze. In Georgian; English subtitles . 107 min.

New York Premiere

In Georgian filmmaker Ana Urushadze’s gripping and bleakly comic feature debut, Manana, a 50-year-old Tbilisi mother abandons her duties as a wife and mother to pursue an obsessive and hermetic life of writing poetry. In a performance of coiled fear and rage that recalls the best of Isabelle Huppert, Nato Murvanidze plunges into Manana‘s feverish imagination. Scary Mother, which won awards at film festivals around the world, is a haunting, singular new vision.

    1. Monday, April 2, 2018,
      6:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    2. Saturday, March 31, 2018,
      9:00 p.m.

      Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater
    This film accompanies New Directors/New Films 2018.