Georgian film ‘Line of Credit’ makes US debut

Georgian film ‘Line of Credit’ is being showcased at the New Directors/New Films Festival in New York., 25 Mar 2015 - 17:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

A French-Georgian film about one woman’s financial struggle during the Soviet era when capitalism was introduced is gearing up to debut on big screens in North America.

Line of Credit, directed by Salome (Nutsa) Alexi-Meskhishvili (commonly known Salome Alexi), is being showcased among the world’s newly recognised movies at the New Directors/New Films Festival in New York from March 18-29.

The festival is co-presentation by The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Centre, both based in New York. The festival website said the occasion would "bring exciting discoveries from around the world to adventurous moviegoers”.

Line of Credit is Salome Alexi’s first feature film and is based around a woman who lives in Georgia’s capital city Tbilisi. After the film is screened, the filmmaker will host a Q&A session with guests.

The feature follows Nino Kasradze, a woman in her 40s trying her best to keep her family afloat. She owns a small shop in Tbilisi, where she grew up without thinking about the complexities of finance. But when the money becomes tight, Nino goes about taking loan after loan.

A review for the independent film review website WayTooIndie praised the film for its "beautiful cinematography" earlier this month.

"Line Of Credit is a harmless film about a very important and overlooked subject—roughly 14% of Georgian families lost their houses to the mortgage crisis—but it could use something, anything aside of a payout or a payment, "he said.

Films from a variety of nations will take part in the festival, including India, Argentina, Austria, South Korea, China, France and more.

Meanwhile, from April 2, Line of Credit will be debuted on the big screens of Georgian cinemas.