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Georgian film and actress nominated at international festival in Hollywood
13 July, 2016
Georgian director Rati Tsiteladze’s film Deda (Mother) has been nominated for the Best Short Film categories at the 6th W.I.N.D. Festival that will take place in Hollywood from 7th to 10th of December. The lead actress, Nino Varsimashvili has also been nominated for the Best Actress category. W.I.N.D. Festival is an international film competition in Hollywood open to all creative filmmakers and talents around the globe. The film has already received many awards and has been selected at more than 30
international film festivals and screened in more than 20 countries. As Rati says, originally the film was sent to international film festival in Hollywood just to be included in the official selection list, yet the director of the festival was so impressed by Nino’s acting that the judges decided to nominate her for the Best Actress. As director of the film says, the film is based on a true story. A single mother is forced to hide her child's existence, because of the social and cultural context in order not to become the subject of judgment and condemnation.

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