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LEGACY aka L'HERITAGE
UK: Revolver Entertainment
Cast: Giorgi Babluani, Leo Gaparidze, Pascal Bongard, Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud, Olga Legrand, Augustin Legrand
Directors: Gela Babluani, Temur Babluani
Countries: Georgia / France
Language: French (English subtitles)
UK: 75 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language and violence
UK Release Date: 14 September 2007 (Limited Release)
Three young French friends, Jean (Stanislas Merhar), Celine (Olga Legrand) and Pat (Sylvie Testud), arrive in Tbilissi to take possession of a castle one of them has inherited. Accompanied by their interpreter, Nikolaļ (Pascal Bongard), they start their two-day bus trip to the mountains during which they meet an old man (Leo Gaparidze) and his grandson (Giorgi Babluani) traveling with an empty coffin.
The two men are going to the enemy clan's village where the grandfather is to be sacrificed in order to put an end to the rivalry between the two families, an end to a long-running blood feud. Jean, Celine and Pat are intrigued by their story and decide to follow them to the village to film events. However they begin to regret their curiosity when things don't go as planned as the drama unfolds...
Gela Babluani follows his critically acclaimed directorial debut 13 (TZAMETI). Winner of Sundance Jury Prize World Cinema 2007, LEGACY (L'HERITAGE) is a poignant tale of a long-lasting family feud with fatal repercussions. Following the release of LEGACY Gela Babluani will direct the American remake of 13 (TZAMETI).