The Confession


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Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Beri
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Culture & Society
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2017
Runtime:89 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Picture Tree International GmbH
Director:Zaza Urushadze
Producer:Ivo Felt
Zaza Urushadze
Cinematographer:Giorgi Shvelidze
Screenwriter:Zaza Urushadze
Editor:Alexander Kuranov
Composer:Sten Sheripov
Principal Cast:Dimitri Tatishvili
Joseph Khvedelidze
Sophia Sebiskveradze
Nata Murvanidze
Kakha Gogidze
Saba Gavva
Dato Khakhidze
Darejan Kharshiladze
Tengo Tsulaia
Filmography:Here Comes the Dawn (’98)
Three Houses ('08)
The Guardian ('12)
Tangerines ('13)


The director and producer behind the Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated arthouse hit Tangerines team again for this Georgian village-set dramedy. Here, an unexplained tragedy has propelled former film director Giorgi into a new life as an Orthodox priest. His first assignment takes him to a small parish in a mountain hamlet. Helped by a chatty assistant, Father Giorgi decides to bring the locals closer to the church by launching a film screening series. After the showing of Some Like It Hot, the villagers remark that the music teacher, Lili, looks a lot like Marilyn Monroe. When Father Giorgi finally meets the burg’s resident femme fatale, even he is not immune to temptation.

Director Urushadze and cinematographer Giorgi Shvelidze capitalize on the scenic mountain locations with some spectacular shots. Playing older than his real age, handsome theater, film and TV actor Dimitri Tatishvili deftly embodies the tug between the ecclesiastic and the carnal.

Director Biography

Zaza Urushadze Georgian filmmaker, screenwriter and producer Zaza Urushhadze studied film at Georgian State University and is known for Three Houses (’08) and the Academy-nominated film Tangerines (’13). His feature-film debut, Here Comes the Dawn (’98), also earned him an official submission at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.


"From a dramatic perspective, the climax is brilliantly executed. Written in such a way that keeps you disorientated until the wind is eventually knocked right out of you" - LetterBoxd


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