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27 Missing Kisses
Nutsa Kukhianidze

Nutsa Kukhianidze

Screen Time: 90%
Role: Sibylla
Age: 16 years old

 

Summer

2000
27 Missing Kisses (International: English title), l'Été de mes 27 baisers (France)
Rating: 8.8 (5 votes)
Directed: Nana Dzhordzhadze
Country: Georgia, Germany
Language: Georgian, Russian
Genre: Comedy, Coming of Age, Drama
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246405

Summary

Visiting her grandmother for the summer in a small town in the former Soviet Union, 14-year-old Sybill begins to shake things up when she falls in love with 41-year-old widower Alexander.

Movie Reviews

Popularly unheralded, "27 Missing Kisses" is a gem of a movie. Nana Dzhordzhadze directs with warmth and a lightness of touch whilst retaining a keen eye for some truly memorable imagery. In fact, scenically, the film a visual treat. The plot is a simple one but beautifully realized due in part to the excellent performances of Nutsa Kukhianidze as the main protagonist Sibylla and in the supporting role of Veronica, Amaliya Morduinova. The movie unfolds at an easy pace which allows the character of Sibylla to fully develop and for the supporting characters, particularly the women, to fully reveal themselves. Much of the story takes place around a simple village environment and Dzhordzhadze deserves credit for making this place, so warm and gentle, yet filled with such wonderful characters, so believable. It is a film full of varying emotions but never descends into gratuitous sentimentality. The soundtrack is subtle, never intrusive and absolutely appropriate, beautifully reflecting the mood of the film.

If this film has any shortcomings, perhaps it could be said that some of the sub-plots are less than perfectly resolved and most of the male characters are clichéd in type but these really are minor faults indeed in what is a completely beguiling movie.

~ IMDb