A family owns a cafe (a building that is also their home) where they end up being forced to shelter a man on the run from justice. The ten-year-old son tries to deal with the changing dynamics in his life.
IndieLisboa continues its discovery of new voices in Georgian cinema in recent years, reclaiming its golden era from the 1950s to the 1980s, which Frederico Fellini is said to have referred to as “a strange, sophisticated, inspiring and overwhelming phenomenon”. Runaway follows a family of Georgian immigrants who run a café in the suburbs of Moscow. At a certain moment in their lives, the father is forced to welcome a fugitive from the police and this circumstance affects each member of the family in different ways, particularly the teenage daughter, fascinated by this mysterious guest, and the ten-year-old son who, assuming his male condition, believes he has a greater complicity with the stranger. Nobody knows who this man is or what he has done, but there is no room for questions or how to contest the imposition of that presence. And while the parents try to maintain the normality of their business, ignoring that forced visit, the youngest son accuses the lack of recognition of his participation in the secret. (Margarida Moz)