Since Otar Left
Since Otar Left (2004)

A family is forced into deception for the sake of their matriarch in this poignant drama. Three generations of women share a tiny apartment in Tbilisi, a Georgia city that has been devastated by war, political instability, and a ruined… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 30, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A drama that's both funny and moving.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Bertuccelli tackles Since Otar Left... with the kind of ambitious imagination that makes one marvel at a natural filmmaker's unexpected and original choices.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It is a film that understands women, but more importantly, understands life.

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Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

La principal fortaleza del film, además de la atenta mirada y la sensibilidad de Bertuccelli, es ese impecable trío de actrices.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

The finely crafted film shows the complex needs and anxieties of a three-generation family living in a country that has undergone dramatic political and cultural changes.

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Michael Booth
Denver Post

Otar and Lenin make terrific bookends on the post-communist experience for average citizens.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)

Bertuccelli neatly unpacks these three women's burdened lives and leaves us with a haunting souvenir-the last scene is a shimmering revelation.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

This emotionally rich situation is played for all its worth by the entire cast, but the standout is Gorintin.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Whatever film acting is about -- technique, presence or truth-telling -- [Esther Gorintin] got it.

Boyd van Hoeij

Bertuccelli convinces us of her capability of sketching portraits of incredible characters that are credible.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Not a bad movie by any means, but I wouldn't go around recommending it either. It follows the story of three women who are in different stages of life, and… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Since Otar Left" takes place in the former Soviet republic of Georgia which is not quite in complete working order. It is full… More

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