Monday 17th June – 7.30pm

Blackbird, Blackbird Blackberry (15)

2023 Georgia, Switzerland Dir. Elene Naveriani

A 48-year-old woman living in a small Georgian village, Etero never wanted a husband. Commanding and intelligent, possessed of a stoic independence and a dry wit, she cherishes her freedom as much as the mille-feuille she repeat-orders at her local café. But when a passionate encounter brings a new recklessness into her life, she must decide whether to pursue love or continue alone. Wry, endearing and thoughtful, funny and sad, the film boasts a satisfying emotional ambiguity, deepened by Chavleishvili’s delightful performance as the formidable/vulnerable Etero, the summery cinematography, and an eclectic soundtrack.

“Naveriani is a natural filmmaker, and she’s gifted with a perfect lead performance” Little White Lies

Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)

Tickets are £5 (£1 students and children), available on the door, or you can book in advance with the Buxton Opera House box office