Rusudan Chkonia

KEEP SMILING

KEEP SMILING is a heartfelt tragicomedy about 10 women and their fierce rivalry to win a beauty contest for mothers. Competing in five categories, including Best Cook and Super Mother, the prize is an apartment and 25,000 dollars. The candidates‘ dreams, however, are soon shattered when they realise that the whole thing is a charade. The participants become pawns for the media and contest organizers who shamelessly exploit their underprivileged circumstances for entertainment value. The women not only have to deal with each other, their families and the society they live in, but they also must confront themselves in order to preserve their self-respect and dignity. read more