CROSSING

Director: 
Levan Akin
Featuring: 
Mzia Arabuli, Lucas Kankava, Deniz Dumanli, Nino Karchava
Language: 
Georgian, Turkish, English
Production Country: 
Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia
Runtime
106 minutes
Rating
Genre
Drama
Year
2024
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"[An] unlikely partnership, born out of deep loneliness, gives Crossing, an aching story of regret, its steady, unassuming heartbeat." — Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com

"Dumanli, making her screen feature debut here, is a pure joy to watch." — Ryan Lattanzio, indieWire

"Sweet without being cloying, it’s a love letter to the commonalities between Georgian and Turkish culture." — Hannah Strong, Little White Lies


Acclaimed director Levan Akin (And Then We Danced) brings us a moving and tender tale of identity, acceptance and unlikely connection that transcends borders and generations. Lia, a retired school teacher living in Georgia, hears from a young neighbor Achi that her long lost niece Tekla, a transgender woman, has crossed the border into Turkey. Hoping to bring Tekla home after a period of estrangement, Lia travels to Istanbul with the unpredictable Achi to find her. Exploring the hidden depths of the city, they cross paths with a transgender lawyer called Evrim, who helps them in their search. Humanistic and compassionate, Akin’s third feature is a heartfelt portrayal of overcoming the degrees of separation that divide us.

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