A 12-year-old Georgian boy ground down by his impoverished environment allows a glimmer of hope to enter his life in this neorealist-style feature debut that shrewdly avoids pathos for a more genuine and wrenching catharsis.
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Minimalistic film that deserve to be seen even if there's some lack in the storytelling. The main character development leads to an interesting ending but it's not enough to save the missing elements of his journey. The acting and photography is amazing.