FELICITA - Short feature film by Salome Aleksi


The film is about women who live and work illegally in developed countries. Their only mission is to save up enough to support their family members living in Georgia.

My aim was to depict static and preposterous reality that lingers on in the lives of the children whose mothers are away for many years.


Tamara lives and works in Italy. She takes care of an aged lady named Paola. Her job allows her to save up some money and support her children who live with their father in one of Georgia's tiny villages. Meanwhile, her husband dies in a car accident but her illegal status doesn't allow Tamara to leave Italy. Unable to attend his funeral, she decides to participate to her husband's funeral via the long distance cellular call.