“Invisible Spaces” is an intimate glimpse into the world where family hierarchy, religion and the place of the woman are uncontested. Georgian Director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s story lifts the veil on a traditional Georgian family. It is the barriers in which a priest husband holds his exasperated wife captive that create the “invisible space”. It is only when the wife lets out her frustration on their ingenuous daughter that she realizes the futility of her plight in the face of patriarchy and entrapment. The film asks us to shift our wandering gaze on the faces we tend to overlook and the voices we so often opt to shut out of our experience of the “modern” society.
Invisible Spaces was nominated for Palme D'Or for a short film at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2014. It was also the first film from independent Georgia to be part of the official competition at the Cannes International Film Festival. Invisible Spaces was screened at over 35 film festivals, including the Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA) in New York.
Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili, Producer: Rati Oneli, Production: Office of Film Architecture
Cannes International Film Festival, Palme d'Or nomination 2014, MOMA New York/Museum of Modern Art 2014, Rome Independent Film Festival 2015, Zubroffka International Short Film Festival. Winner, Best Film - EASTWARD WINDOW competition, International Bosphorus Film Festival, Best Actress Award 2014, Uppsala International Film Festival 2014 - Ingmar Bergman Award nomination, Tbilisi International Film Festival 2014, Kratkofil Bosnia 2014, Palm Spring ShortFest 2014, Sao Paolo International Film Festival 2014, Sarajevo Film Festival 2014, Batumi Art House International Film Festival 2014, Lets CEE film festival Vienna 2014, Kinoshock 2014, Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs 2014, San Cristobal de las Casas 2015, Molise international Film Festival 2014, La Garenne Tout Court 2015, BioBioCine Chile 2015.