13th TIFF Rewards Polish “Love”
13 December, 2012
13th TIFF Rewards Polish “Love”
On December 3-9, main cinema theaters of Georgian capital “Rustaveli” and “Amirani” hosted the 13th Tbilisi International Film Festival (TIFF). The palette of the films on the competition showcase was as rich and interesting as ever, if not even more. Around 100 films took part from numerous countries. It was representative and, most probably, partly because of the low price that must be said as a praise to the Georgian cinema theaters, the halls were almost full with excited spectators
– directors, actors and good movie lovers.
The international jury was headed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iranian filmmaker, novelist, screenwriter, editor, producer and human right activist. The other members were: Dinara Drukarova, Russian actress, Nicolas Wadimoff, Swiss-born TV/film director and rock musician, Christopher Hampton, the world-renowned British playwright, screen writer and film director, who happened to be one of the honorable guests of the festival, Nika Tavadze, Georgian Film and theatre actor, Gregoire Colin, French actor, producer, screenwriter and director, Mike Downey, theatre director and producer and Stefan Laudyn, Polish promoter. Respectively, the countries were multicolored, listed in European forum, Iranian film series, films beyond borders, Georgian panorama and short film competition.
The festival was opened by the Hungarian classical director Istvan Szabo’s latest film “The Door”. He was the first honorable guest of the event. In the section “Actor in Focus”, the Georgian audience had a wonderful chance to meet the famous Italian and world film star, living legend Giancarlo Giannini. He answered to the answers of the public and Georgian media that he is still within creative discoveries at the age of 70 and does not fear the new challenges. Desperately in love with classical cinema, and within TIIF, he once again proved it to the Georgian audience that is such a great fun of Italian and French cinema, it did not stop Mr. Giannini to be shot in the most modern Hollywood movies. However, his Tulio within the festival’s scope in Visconti’s last film “Innocent”, as well as a completely different character Tonino in Lina Wertmuller’s “Love and Anarchy” and two more (“Seven Beauties” and “Swept Away”), he really represented a nostalgia for those splendid years of cinema. However, to Georgian Journal’s question what the big actor thinks about the decadence in cinema art, he says that the art will go back to the surface and rise again.
This year, the focus country was Poland. “Love” by Slawomir Fabicki, really impressed me. It was a family drama retelling about the couple in their thirties who love each other very much but their love is in danger – the city Mayor who happens to be the woman’s boss is in love with her too. The girl begs the husband to take her away from her job, but he declines, saying that this is forbidden. Her warnings about the Mayor’s intentions and attraction remain vain. One day, when she is pregnant, the Mayor visits her, confesses of his love, and asks to marry her. However, the woman asks him to quit. The man cannot manage his feelings and rapes her. The woman is in despair, but tries to hide this fact. However, she is upset and shortly after the baby is born, she nearly loses her during a promenade. This is a real exam for a husband who tries to understand her but jealousy is stronger than he is. He decides to abandon her. However, the woman is trying her best to preserve their precious love and reminds him of his deeds before their marriage. Soon, the man’s mother dies and takes her grief about his son with herself. However, baptizing a baby becomes a turning point – they baptize her and smile at one another. It was such a great joy for me personally, to hear that the film that was my favorite became the winner of the main prize – golden Prometheus for the best film. Silver Prometheus, for the best director went to Giorgy Parajanov for “Everybody’s gone”. Two films participating in the section of international competition attracted special mention of the jury: Aida Begic’s “Children of Sarajevo” and Georgian female director Rusudan Chkonia’s “Keep Smiling”. The winner of short film competition became Tato Kotetishvili by the film “Watermelon” got the prize named after Parajanov. Film by Gabriel Razmadze “Black Mulberry”, participating in the section of short film competition got the special mention by jury.
TIFF 2012 was closed by Dito Tsintsadze’s “Invasion”. Each year the program provides screenings, industry panels, master classes, retrospectives, and actively supports the talents and creative visions of young filmmakers. Over the course of its existence, the festival has acquired great importance for the entire South Caucasus region. The aim of the festival is to introduce filmgoers to new film products of a higher artistic value, highlight new trends in films and facilitate the development of Georgian film industry.
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