3 Georgian films selected for Sao Paolo Film Festival
23 October, 2017
3 Georgian films selected for Sao Paolo Film Festival
Georgian cinema is reaching new heights and gaining international success at many film festivals. The revival of Georgian filmmaking has started that can be seen from the new wave of emerging Georgian directors whose films have won a number of
international awards.

Good news for Georgian movie fans- Georgian cinema has recently gained another international success.

Three Georgian films are part of this year’s selection for the Sao Paulo International Film Festival.

The festival was opened on October 19 and will last until November 1.

The three works by Georgian directors are included in the program of nearly 400 films set to be viewed over the next two weeks.

Mariam Khatchvani’s Dede, George Ovashvili’s Khibula and Ana Urushadze’s Scary Mother were all picked for screening at the event.

The nominations are as follows:

Dede by Mariam Khatchvani – Young Directors Competition.

Khibula by Giorgi Ovashvili, section - International Perspective.

Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze – Young Directors Competition.

Each selected movie tells an individual story reflecting the Georgian reality, customs and culture.

Dede tells a dramatic story of Dina, a young woman living in Georgia’s highland, mountainous Svaneti where life is strictly governed by centuries of tradition.
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Dede

“Dina’s grandfather has promised her to David, who is returning from the war. But he is accompanied by a comrade-in-arms, Gegi, and Dina falls in love”, reads the description.

Giorgi Ovashvili’s khibula is a kind of historical drama about the first democratically elected President of Georgia - Zviad Gamsakhurdia. After being deposed in coup, the president of a newly independent country flees to mountains with a group of supporters sure that he will regain the power to lead his people.
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Khibula

Scary Mother focuses on the role of women in today’s society in Georgia. A 50-year-old housewife, Manana, has to choose between her family life and a passion for writing she has repressed for years. When she finally decides to follow her passion, she is ready to sacrifice everything for it, mentally and physically.
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Scary Mother

The São Paulo International Film Festival, also known internationally as Mostra, is an annual film festival held in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. In its 39-year-history, the festival grew to a large-scale event throughout the city of São Paulo. Today, Mostra screens more than 300 films a year. It has received recognition as the main gateway in Brazil to world cinema.

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