x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Today's Pick: Keep Smiling

Our film expert, Alex Ritman, selects his must-see movie of the day from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival schedule.

A scene from the film Keep Smiling, which is sure to expand viewers' knowledge of contemporary Georgian cinema. Courtesy ADFF
A scene from the film Keep Smiling, which is sure to expand viewers' knowledge of contemporary Georgian cinema. Courtesy ADFF

Director: Rusudan Chkonia

Expand your knowledge of contemporary Georgian cinema with this curious dark comedy set in Tbilisi. Keep Smiling, the debut feature drama of its writer and director Chkonia, takes a twisted look at reality TV culture, following a group of disparate women who enter a show for mums hoping to win US$25,000 (Dh91,830) and a new apartment. Things quickly take a turn for the worse, however, when Georgian Mothers reveals itself to be nothing more than an exploitative Hunger Games-style exercise in humiliation.

Marina Mall , Vox 6 Cinema, 7pm tonight.

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