Outstanding performances by both young leading actresses Lika Babluani (as Eka) and Mariam Bokeria (Natia), accompanied by impressive dancing scene, illustrious editing and suggestive screenplay make it as a remarkable example of modern Georgian cinema that should be remembered for decades.
"In Bloom is the kind of film that would once have been deemed 'Neorealist,' then 'kitchen sink,' and most recently 'miserabilist'... Less an indulgence in despair than it is a calculated accumulation of horrors designed to show violence percolating through a society, ... it’s also electrifyingly well made." - Bilge Ebiri, Vulture
Oh, that dance scene. The title is unfortunately drab and unmemorable, the movie is not. A story set in (Caucasian) Georgia about what it means to be a girl in a violent, depressed town -- it's a story that could be about poverty and violence anywhere, any time.