Scary Mother (Sashishi deda, 2017) by the Georgian director and screenwriter Ana Urushadze seems like an ironic address of Virginia Woolf’s argument that, in order to write, a woman has to have a room of her own. In fact, the film’s irony is also aimed at the idea of patriarchal oppression, as the protagonist accedes to her role in order to be able to write about her experience. As such, she deconstructs the idea of the romantic genius.

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