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Dead Souls' Vacation

Film Discussion Online

An absurd, intimate slice of post-Soviet life, this documentary chronicles the relationship between a once popular Georgian musician and his elderly mother.

UK Premiere
Keko Chelidze, Georgia, 2020, Georgian with English subtitles, 66m

Filmed predominantly in their claustrophobic one-room apartment, this intimate observational documentary chronicles the turbulent relationship between Levan, a once popular Georgian musician, and his elderly mother Lamara, as they attempt to co-exist. An engaging and touching film, it draws attention not only to the complexities of family relationships, but also to the intense hardship that artists can face when going through difficult times. As the cumulative impact of poverty, isolation, addiction, and caring takes its toll on his mental health, can Levan overcome years of setbacks and rediscover his potential?

Content notes: alcohol addiction, references to drug use

Watch Dead Souls' Vacation at INDY On Demand. Screening 17-23 May for UK audiences only, in partnership with Help Musicians. 

Join us for a Zoom Q&A with director Keko Chelidze and producer Elene Margvelashvili at 8pm on Thursday 20 May. 

Screening at INDY On Demand ONLINE

Mon 17th - Sun 23rd May
UK Audiences

Tickets: Pay What You Can (FREE, £2, £4, £6)

SMHAF Film Pass: £15 / £10

Book & WatchINDY On Demand

Accessibility: English subtitles available.


Thu 20th May
8PM - 9PM

Tickets: FREE


Accessibility: Live captioning will be provided for the discussion. If you have any further access requirements, please email Emily at [email protected].