Hotel Metalurg

Hotel Metalurg

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

In 1993, while Georgia lost its province Abkhazia, thousands of displaced people found shelter in abandoned hotels, including Metalurg. 30 years later, the hotel is still inhabited. Five families, all composed of single women and their children share the household. All these years, these ladies lived in their dreams and hope to return home. Instead, they were rejected and marginalized by the society. Now that an investor bought the place, Georgian government gave each inhabitant of the hotel an apartment. It may seem that finally these people will move to decent conditions, but in reality, they find it psychologically difficult to again change the home. Khatuna, Tamar, Dali and Lika struggle with nostalgia and the difficulty to get integrated in the modern society.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: George Varsimashvili, Jeanne Nouchi
Cinematography: George Varsimashvili
Editing: George Varsimashvili, Claudio Hughes
Sound: Elias Benamra, Jerome Nicolas, Theodore Celardo
Music: Elias Benamra
Production: Kepler22 Productions, Vars Studio
Producers: Pierre Jestaz, Jeanne Nouchi, George Varsimashvili
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France, Georgia
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 73'
Contact: Vars Studio

George Varsimashvili


2022 A Stage
2023 Hotel Metalurg (co-direction)

Jeanne Nouchi


2015 Circassiens
2020 En Attendant La Nuit
2023 Hotel Metalurg (co-direction)