Tbilisi, 1992: Civil war is raging in the capital of the newly independent Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Amidst the mayhem, two inseparable 14-year-old friends, Natia and Eka, find their childhood coming to an end, with dysfunctional families, broken relationships and volatile politics all coming to a head.
But the problems of disillusioned love, early marriage and oppressive male dominance will suddenly be thrown into sharp relief when one of the girls is given a gun...
A thrilling, moving and engrossing drama, boasting powerfully affecting performances from its two young leads, 'In Bloom' is a striking and mesmeric work of independent cinema from one of the world’s most unrepresented countries.
★★★★ "Unpredictable, never forced, and forever compelling" - Mike McCahill, The Guardian
★★★★ "This intelligent, delicately painful film has an engrossing plot" - Jenny McCartney, The Telegraph