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Wet Sand

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A young lesbian forms an unexpected bond with her late-grandfather’s secret gay lover, in this mysterious, beautifully affecting Georgian drama.

In a sleepy fishing village by the Black Sea, social outcast Eliko is found dead. Few locals mourn the loss of their haughty neighbour except for Amnon, the owner of the Wet Sand café. When Eliko’s granddaughter Moe arrives to arrange his funeral, Eliko’s closeted twenty-two year romance with Amnon is revealed, sending ripples through the community. As sparks fly between Moe and a local waitress, will a new generation finally love openly and without fear?

Content warning: contains depictions of homophobia and suicide themes

Sydney Premiere

  • Best Film, Queer Lisboa Film Festival 2022
  • Filmmakers of the Present Best Actor (Gia Agumava), Locarno International Film Festival 2022

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“This sombre hymn to identity and self-acceptance in a deeply conservative community is a resoundingly restrained – but nevertheless lyrical – drama, another urgent tale of queer life from a country with plenty to tell.”

We Love Cinema

About Wet Sand
  • Community

    Gay Men Lesbian
  • Director

    Elene Naveriani
  • Cast

    Megi Kobaladze Gia Agumava Bebe Sesitashvili Eka Chavleishvili Zaal Goguadze
  • Producer

    Cornelia Seitler Ketie Danelia Brigitte Hofer
  • Company Credits

    Courtesy of: Maximage
  • Program Strand

    Narrative Feature
  • Blurb Writer

    Madeleine Doyle
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