How the Room Felt

Rogori Ikho Otakhi

24th TDF: Greek Premiere

A group of lesbians get together regularly at a football club canteen in a Georgian city, to hang out, to party, to hug each other, and to discuss existential issues. It’s a cozy, safe space for these young women in a society that’s not known for embracing its LGBTQ+ community. Discrimination, exclusion, and violence are part of the daily reality for these sports enthusiasts and their girlfriends, whether on the streets or, in some cases, within the family. When they’re together, they find the love, warmth, and safety they need to fully be themselves. The director’s camera skims the outer walls of this protective bubble, making palpable the extraordinary atmosphere between the women in this room – as the mood shifts from celebratory and elated, to intimate and lethargic, to lively with debate.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Ketevan Kapanadze
Script: Ketevan Kapanadze
Cinematography: Ketevan Kapanadze
Editing: Eka Tsotsoria
Sound: Paata Godziashvili
Actors: Lana Gorgadze, Ana Sinatashvili, Sophio Basiladze, Ana Surmava
Production: Jashi Film
Producers: Salomé Jashi
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Georgia
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 73΄
Contact: Syndicado Film Sales

Ketevan Kapanadze


2018 Serving the Homeland (short)
2019 Lala, the Car Mechanic (short)
2021 How The Room Felt