Latest Georgian Cinema at “Prometheus” – Documentary Films
Festival in Media
2017-11-23

Our festival pays a great attention to the latest news of Georgian cinema and presents the newest Georgian feature, documentary and animated films to Georgian and foreign audience every year in the section "Georgian Panorama". Tbilisi Film Festival has opened the way for many talented Georgian cinematographers to the world arena.

The invited jury will grant three prizes to the winners:

• Prometheus - for the best feature
• Prometheus - for the best documentary
• Prometheus - for the best short film

Documentary Films presented in "Georgian Panorama":

"Gogita's new life" (Georgia, Croatia 2016)

After 14 years in prison, the time has come for Gogita to return to his normal life. His wishes seem modest enough: a home of his own and then marriage to a nice woman. But who would be interested in a poor farmer and ex-con who still lives with his mother? Then he meets Maka on the internet. She's not that young anymore, and she's not the prettiest girl in the world, but she can bake delicious cakes. They're soon making grand plans without even having met.

Levan Koguashvili studied Film Production at the Georgian State University of Theatre and Cinema in Tbilisi. Between 1995 and 1999, Levan studied Film Direction at the Russian State Institute of Film (VGIK) in Moscow. In 2007, he graduated from the Tisch School of the Art's Graduate Film Program (New York University). His first feature film «Street Days» was an international success. In 2013, Koguashvili shot his second feature film entitled «Blind Dates», which premiered at both the Toronto and Berlin International Film Festivals. The film collected nearly 20 awards at film festivals all over the world.

"Institution #16" (Georgia 2017)

The new prison in Rustavi city, Georgia, is considered to be the best prison in the entire ex-Soviet space. And yet, even the best prison cannot replace the natural yearning for freedom - a gift that every person is born with...

Alexandre Koridze was born in 1979. He participated twice in Berlinale Talent Campus (2003, 2004), directed over 30 auteur and television films, and participated in various international film festivals.

"Refugee Boat Enguri" (Georgia 2016)

Batumi is the tourist center of Georgia. Every day large number of locals and tourists watch the ships entering or leaving the port. There is only one ship, "Enguri", with its crew of two that never leaves the port. The three of them are refugees from Abkhazia. Lado is the captain and Vakho is the boatswain. They never leave their almost broken ship, anchored in Batumi port.

Vakhtang Varazi has graduated from the film department of Georgian State Institute of Theatre and Film.

"Didube, the Last Stop" (Georgia, Switzerland 2017)

In the middle of the busiest station, there is a small, peaceful veterinarian shop, where the silence is only broken by the outside noises. The owner of the pharmacy, Niko is sitting behind a glass counter with his wife Tsitso. He is writing poetry about current affairs. However, as time goes on, Niko's tiny little kingdom is coming to an end. Who knows, maybe this end will be the beginning of a new era in Niko's life.

Shorena Tevzadze has graduated from Georgian Shota Rustaveli state University of theater and film (faculty of film director) and Ilia State University, MA in Art of Dramaturgy. She has made several shorts. "Didube, The Last Stop" is her first future length documentary, Georgian-Swiss co-production.

"City of the Sun" (Georgia, USA, Qatar, Netherlands 2017)

Several improbable but true stories intersect in the film. Athlete sisters run methodically, like robots and it is the only thing they can do to survive. It also seems, however, that if they stop running, a spell would be broken, a catastrophe would strike and the entire city would come to a grinding halt. Zurab keeps destroying the city to build a new life for himself and his family, and Archil moves in a limbo unable to make a decision between his passion (theater) and money (working at the mines).

Rati Oneli has lived in New York from 1999 to 2014 when he moved to Georgia in order make his documentary "City of the Sun". "City of the Sun" is Oneli's first feature-length documentary.

"The trader" (Georgia 2016)

Gela sells secondhand clothes and household items from the back of his minibus while travelling rural Georgia in search of spuds. Money is meaningless in this market, potatoes are lucre.

Tamta Gabrichidze holds a bachelor's degree in film directing at Film and Theatre University of Georgia. She directed several short and documentary films.

 

 

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