Georgian director selected among 6 best directors by Festival De Cannes'
27 February, 2017
Georgian director selected among 6 best directors by Festival De Cannes'
Georgian director, Rati Tsiteladze has been selected by Festival De Cannes' Cinéfondation among 6 best directors from more than two hundred and fifty candidates worldwide to participate in the 34th Session of The Residence.

The selection by a jury, presided by a director or a motion-picture celebrity, was based on the quality of his already made work, as well as on the interest of the feature film project in the course of being written. Dur
ing the six months of his stay in Paris, Rati will be developing his feature film project The Empty House, after which he will present it at such important international festivals as Locarno (Open Doors), Guanajuato Film Festival (GIFF), Rotterdam (Cinemart), and Festival De Cannes.

The Empty House is autobiographical story written by Nino Varsimashvili. The film is set in Georgian capital of Tbilisi during the civil war of the early 90s. Crime, corruption and drugs are raging throughout the country. The Empty House is a true story about the war within a family. The story follows 11 years old girl, Nino, who still plays with her doll, wants to become a writer and has strongly idealized image of her father. Her only dream is to have a complete family. After 7 years of imprisonment, when her father, an authoritative ‘prison spectator’ is released, her dream comes true; finally the family, members of which represent three generations, is complete. But soon things turn out to be different from what she had been expecting and alter the life of her family forever.

Movie was already selected among the best 4 feature film projects at the 64th International Film festival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany and is supported by Coordinator of MMP Julek Kedzierski.

As for the director Rati Tsiteladze, here is what the official website of the festival, cinefondation.com writes:

“Rati Tsiteladze was born in post-soviet Georgia. He studied filmmaking at the Hybrid Conservatory, Los Angeles. At age 21, he won the title of World Champion in martial arts, but in 2010, when filmmaking became the overpowering passion in his life, he left his fighting career and founded ArtWay Film production. Rati directed several short films that were awarded internationally. His award-winning work Deda [Mother] premiered at the 44th Festival of Nations and was selected at around 200 film festivals.. His feature documentary project MAY 17 won the pitch award at DMZ docs, was part of IDFA 2016 and has been selected at East European Forum 2017. While at the Residence Rati will developing his feature film project, The Empty House. The project was shortlisted for Sundance Screenwriters Lab and selected at the 64th International Film festival Mannheim-Heidelberg and at 45th Kyiv International Film Festival.”

The project has also been selected at the 16th Tbilisi International Film Festival, PF.

Related Stories:

Georgian movie "Mother" becomes the winner at Macedonia international film festival


Georgian movie among the best projects at largest Central European Documentary event


Georgian director’s movie wins the main prize at Asian International Film Festival
Print
Other Stories
Five Georgian films to be presented at Brussels BOZAR arts centre
Five successful works by Georgian directors will be screened at Brussels’ BOZAR Centre of Fine Arts
Celebrated Georgian conductor Jansug Kakhidze‘s life and career
January 10 marks the birthday of world-renowned Georgian conductor, composer and a singer Jansug Kakhidze.
Three Georgian filmmakers selected as Berlinale talents
Screenwriter and producer Nino Varsimashvili, director and producer Rati Tsiteladze and director Anna Sarukhanova are among 250 promising filmmakers from 81 countries.
Renowned artist trying to preserve Georgian architecture through his paintings
Georgian arist Revaz Adamia has been struggling to preserve the unique Colchian odas,
Georgian movie listed among The Best Films Of 2017 You Didn’t See
Georgian film My Happy Family has been named among The Best Films Of 2017 that one might not have seen by The Playlist,
Georgian Alphabet Brought to Life through Art
The Georgian alphabet has captured interest on a global scale
Kordz: Young Georgian electronic music producer and composer hits the scene
Alexandre Kordzaia is a young Georgian electronic music producer and composer better known by his nickname Kordz.
90th anniversary of Georgian-German writer who was nominated for the Nobel Prize twice
December 14 marked the 90th anniversary of renowned writer and philosopher Givi Margvelashivili.
Georgian Actor on the Latest Success & Berlinale 2018
European Shooting Stars, the annual prestigious selection of 10 young talents to watch, has announced its fresh faces for 2018,
Georgian author Nino Kharatishvili awarded German literary prize
The sixth Hertha-König-Preis was given to the Georgian writer Nino Kharatishvili.
 Tchaikovsky worked on his Sleeping Beauty when staying in Georgia
Many distinguished persons such as Alexandre Dumas, Knut Hamsun traveled to Tbilisi and were captivated by its diversity and beauty.
The Georgian Gospel-Palimpsest included in UNESCO Memory of the World Register
The Georgian Gospel-Palimpsest, kept in the National Archives of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia,
Exhibition of Mihály Zichy in Tbilisi - Illustrator of Knight In the Panter’s Skin
An exhibition of the artworks by famous Hungarian artist and illustrator of great 12th century Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli’s epic poem
Georgian artist’s artworks to be exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London
Contemporary Georgian artist Levan Songulashvili’s artworks of the American rock legend Iggy Pop will be on view
British singer James Blunt to perform in Tbilisi on May 26
British singer James Blunt's concert will be held at Mikheil Meskhi stadium in Tbilisi on May 26.
SOS Talents Foundation – Michel Sogny Christmas Concert in Paris On December 7th 2017
International Foundation SOS Talents – Michel Sogny organizes exclusive annual Christmas Gala Concert in Paris,
Tbilisi's rare Art Nouveau buildings at risk
Walking around Tbilisi, especially Sololaki or in Aghmashenebeli Avenue and the nearby area, it is worth lifting your eyes.
Three Georgian authors nominated for the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in literature
November 14 marks the birthday of famous Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren.
Tbilisi - Eastern Europe's coolest city
Magazines all over the world are praising the emerging city for its cool and urban atmosphere.
Björk performs in fantasy costume by a Georgian designer in Tbilisi
Legendary Icelandic musician and singer Björk has recently visited Georgia.
BBC publishes a movie trailer featuring famous Georgian actor
BBC has released a new trailer of TV series McMafia, featuring famous Georgian actor Merab Ninidze.
Bjork to perform at Tbilisi Concert Hall today
Icelandic musician Bjork will perform at Tbilisi Concert Hall today.
Björk is already in Tbilisi, Georgia
Björk, the legendary Icelandic musician and singer, arrived in Tbilisi on October 28, together with the group of 12 people.
3 Georgian films selected for Sao Paolo Film Festival
Georgian cinema is reaching new heights and gaining international success at many film festivals.
What Is Georgia’s Traditional Chokha and Why Is It in Fashion?
Georgian historic outfit Chokha has been spotlighted by leading fashion magazine VOGUE.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
20.01.2018
21.01.2018
USD
1
USD
2.5429
2.5429
EUR
1
EUR
3.1082
3.1082
GBP
1
GBP
3.5214
3.5214
RUB
100
RUB
4.4825
4.4825
Other Stories
National Georgian Ballet Sukhishvili (also known as Sukhishvilebi) have recently presented their new program
The European Film Promotion (EFP) presented the 10 best emerging actors from Europe
It is an ancient tradition in Georgia, yet very alive.
The most festive season, New Year is coming and everyone seeks for winter fairs and markets to purchase presents and decorations for their loved ones.
My Georgian Reality is the illustration series inspired by everyday life.
Georgia’s latest and one of the most successful Georgian films My Happy Family is already available on Netflix.
After winning the special prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA),
With tonight’s screening the Tbilisi International Film Festival starts for the 18th time.
This year marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of Petre Otskheli, one of the leading 20th century modernist artists
The award ceremony Australian Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) was held in Brisbane, Australia.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
2.5429
EUR
1
EUR
3.1082
GBP
1
GBP
3.5214
RUB
100
RUB
4.4825
January 2018
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31