About 18th International Film Festival Special Screenings
About 18th International Film Festival Special Screenings
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At the 18th Film Festival Special Screening we present three films:

"Big Green Valley" ( Soviet Union 1967)

Sosana is a shepherd, lives with his family in the village and with great respect and love, continues his heritage, doing his ancestors job. Sosana can't even imagine another life: nature, village, big green valley and a family - this is all his treasure, his world and an everyday life. Geologist start an oil exploration works in his village and modern civilization breaks into Sosana's world with all its grumble and noise of technology. Sosana is in contradiction with changes and its enforced break into a big, green valley bodes for destructing everything of value for him.
Institute for Film and Video Art "Arsenal" restored and digitalized 3 Georgian films this year, including Merab Kokochasvhilis "Big Green Valley". Georgian film classic presented in Special Screenings will be shown in renewed format at our festival.

Merab Kokochashvili was born on March 21, 1935 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is a director and writer, known for "Nutsas skola" (2000), "Mikha" (1966) and "Tskheli zapkhulis sami dge" (1981).

"Far Away" (France, Spain 2001)

In Tangier, intercontinental truck driver Serge is in love with Sarah, but is in some trouble of his own. The film, set in Tangier in a three-day period, tells the story of three young friends taking critical decisions about their uncertain future.

André Téchiné wrote for the film magazine "Cahiers du Cinéma" between 1964 and 1967 and then became assistant director to Jacques Rivette. He first began directing in Parisian theatre before becoming a screenwriter and film director at the beginning of the 1970s. His greatest successes include "My Favourite Season" and his multi-award winning drama "Wild Reeds".

"Angels of Sorrow" (Georgia 2017)

A documentary film "Angels of Sorrow", dedicated to the 80th Jubilee of a contemporary Georgian classic composer - Giya Kancheli is filmed during the concert tour in several cities of the world (Berlin, Brussels, Antwerp, Baku, Tbilisi). He is an artist, for whom the most important thing in all time was freedom. During Soviet period, he was accused of introducing morphine with his music and that he rejoiced enemies in capitalist countries with it. Giya Kancheli with his friends replied to all these from theater stage, where they reflected the whole absurdity of the Soviet Union. The war is still going on - Art can't change anything.

Teona Jorbenadze graduated from the Institute of Art, faculty of screenwriting (1996). Later received a Master's Degree from the Rustaveli State University of Film and Theatre of Georgia (2016). From 1998 to 2010 she worked as a scriptwriter and a producer for the German organization "Melchiorsgrund". Together they implemented important theatre projects in Georgia, Germany, Poland and Bosnia.




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