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.
geotv.ge
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.
geotv.ge
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.
geotv.ge
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.

Related stories:

Georgian film 8 Minutes wins Manhattan Film Festival

Georgian director’s film claims First Feature Award at Locarno Festival

Four Georgian films compete to become Oscars nominee

Print
Other Stories
Jvari Monastery reopened
Jvari Monastery in Mtskheta has been reopened.
Jvari Monastery closed for tourists
Jvari Monastery is temporarily closed for tourists.
Anita Rachvelishvili recognized as the best Verdi mezzo-soprano by Riccardo Muti
The New York Times has recently published an article about Georgian opera singer Anita Rachvelishvili.
Georgia to be a guest of honor in Paris in 2021
According to the director of the National Book center in Georgia Dea Metreveli, Georgia was offered to be a guest of honor at the annual book event in Paris in 2021.
Unknown painting of Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani uncovered in Georgia
Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani is among the most famous Georgian public figures.
Georgian opera singer Anita Rachvelishvili crowned as best classical music artist by the New York Times
In its end-of-year review about the best classical music of 2018, the newspaper frenetically celebrates Anita Rachvelishvili from Tbilisi.
Niko Pirosmani’s Georgian woman with Lechaki sold for 2 230 000 GBP
Niko pirosmani’s painting Georgian woman with Lechaki was sold at Sotheby’s for 2 230 000 GBP.
Nikortsminda Cathedral renovation works to finish successfully
Nikortsminda Cathedral is a Georgian Orthodox Church, located in Nikortsminda, Racha region of Georgia.
Georgian film “8 Minutes” wins 10 nominations on FICOCC
Georgian film “8 Minutes” became the winner for the 10 nominations on the Five Continents International Film Festival.
Ajika granted the status of an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia
The traditional Megrelian and Abkhazian technology of Ajika, Georgian spicy sauce was inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Georgia list.
Mountains, cheese and the colors of the national flag – these are the most obvious things that the two small countries share. But there is more to it.
Claudio Margottini about Vardzia
Vardzia is a cave monastery in Samtskhe-Javakheti. Queen Tamar ordered the construction of Vardzia in the twelfth century.
International Model United Nations to be held in Tbilisi
For the first time In Georgia, International Model United Nations, organized by Kant’s Academy, will be held in Tbilisi.
Charity project COATS to help 369 vulnerable children
The 9th Community Outreach Project COATS 2018 will be hosted by Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel on Sunday, November 18th, 2018
“We try to make Georgia and its culture better known to the Swiss people”
The Swiss based society “Friends of Georgia” celebrates this year its 30 anniversary.
London hosted Qvevri Wine Festival
London hosted Qvevri Wine Festival on the 8th of November.
Shota Rustaveli among the world's top 30 writers
Shota Rustaveli is among the top 30 writers on www.ranker.com
Rituals related to wine-making in old Georgia
In old times, wine cellars used to be considered as a sacred place where certain rituals took place.
Niko Pirosmani paintings in Vienna, in the Albertina Museum
The Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria has organized a solo exhibition of the works of Niko Pirosmani.
The Fourth Official Ceremony of the Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards
On December 17, 2018 Rustaveli Theatre will host the most remarkable event of the Tourism and Hospitality industry of Georgia
Mtatsminda Panthenon – a necropolis of great Georgians
Mtatsminda Pantheon is a necropolis in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The portrait of the Georgian King Teimuraz II returns to Homeland
The portrait of the King Teimuraz II belongs to the collection of Bagrationi Dynasty
Georgian song Suliko performed at the Frankfurt Buchmesse 2018
Georgia was granted an incredible title this year.
Representatives of Georgian wine companies assess Georgian Wine Festival 2018
Georgian Wine Festival 2018 gives unique possibility to around 50 companies to present their wine to hundreds of Georgians and tourists.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
21.01.2019
22.01.2019
USD
1
USD
2.6629
2.6613
EUR
1
EUR
3.0368
3.0283
GBP
1
GBP
3.4463
3.4211
RUB
100
RUB
4.0103
4.0074