Keep Smiling Even When You Cry - Premiere at Amirani Cinema
14 March, 2013
Keep Smiling Even When You Cry - Premiere at Amirani Cinema
On March 7, Cinema Theater Amirani invited Georgian audience to the premiere of already well-known film ‘Keep Smiling’ by Rusudan Chkonia.
Georgian public and foreigners living in Tbilisi had an opportunity to view the film for the first time last autumn, within the framework of Tbilisi International Film Festival. Now, people can see it at Georgian cinem
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As we are told, the inspiration came to the young female director while she was working on a documentary movie, when she met a woman who had participated in the beauty contest and who narrated to her what kind of insulting experience it was. The film is about the disgusting system of orginizing some beauty contests in Georgia. Reportedly, a long time has passed since then and at present, the former participant recalled the competition ironically. “The film is ironical and the title itself bears its tenor – keep smiling. The plot develops at the beauty contest where it does not matter how the contesters feel, what they have to endure, etc. The most important thing is to keep the artificial smile on your face. This is the beauty contest of mothers with numerous children. The contest is very grotesque – beauty competition that aims to promote the idea of motherhood. I believe that in this film Georgian public will see its own satirical portrait. They may like it or get irritated. But the main thing is that no one will stay indifferent. I believe that the film will become a topic of discussion,” Rusudan Chkonia, Director of the film “Keep Smiling” commented for Georgian Journal.
“The movie is very interesting. Actors were chosen perfectly and their performance is excellent. I particularly liked Ia Sukhitashvili, the main protagonist. I think it is a true success of the young female director – a dramatic film that shows the actual picture of today’s life; the weird situations where a human being may find himself/herself. I believe that Georgian cinematography has acquired one more talented professional and I hope that we will see even better movies made by her,” Eldar Shengelaia, one of the colossi of Georgian cinema commented.
The cast is very interesting: Nana Shonia, Ia Sukhitashvili, Tamar Bukhnikashvili, Oliko Babluani, Ia Ninidze, Shorena Begashvili, Gia Roinishvili and Dato Katsarava. This is the story of women with different life stories and ideology, who are unite by a common goal – to win a lot of money and a luxurious flat, which promises them to escape an unbearable poverty. However, they cannot even imagine what bitter exams life has in store for them.
“Keep Smiling” was financed by Georgian National Cinema Center and Georgian Ministry of Culture and Monuments’ Protection. The film has won grand prix at Montpellier Film Festival and another grand prix at the Cannes Meeting Festival along with 4-5 other awards. After the premiere night in her homeland, Rusudan Chkonia left for Geneva Film Festival with the film in question. But don’t worry, “Keep Smiling” is still running at Tbilisi cinema theaters.
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