Uta Beria
Director Uta Beria
Producer Magnet Films, Wide, 39 Film, Alief
Writer Uta Beria
Camera Tato Kotetishvili
Editor Alexander Kuranov
Cast Giorgi Khurtsilava, Tedo Bekhauri, Sandro Kalandadze
Year 2019
Length 110 min
Country Georgia/France/Italy
Subtitles English
Screening Filmhuis Den Haag | 7 & 8 November | 18:45 hours

The true story of a juvenile detention center in Tiblisi, directed by young Georgian filmmaker Uta Beria. A prison-rugby drama which reflects on country’s criminal culture in the early 2000s. Winner of Human Rights Award at the 20th Tbilisi International Film Festival.


Two ex-professional rugby players took up the challenge to help young imprisoned offenders by bringing rugby into the rehabilitation centre. They met many young inmates and wrote down their stories whilst training the boys. The film recounts these stories of young people, both guilty and oppressed. “When you have to decide which family you really belong to”.