A story of the film is based on real events that occurred during the Russian military intervention in Georgia in 2008. Shindisi is a name of the place where Russian occupation forces sieged Georgian military after peace corridor was promised, this is when ordinary villagers took risks to save wounded Georgian soldiers.
„Georgia’s Oscar submission tells a harrowing true story taken from the Russo-Georgian War of 2008. Though its prime audience will be Georgians who have a personal investment in the war, the fast-moving narration and delicate handling of emotions earmark it as auteur cinema for festival attention.
The whole cast is expressive and highly individualized, but never so over-the-top they stop being believable human beings.”
Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
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