Georgian Actor on the Latest Success & Berlinale 2018
22 December, 2017
Georgian Actor on the Latest Success & Berlinale 2018
European Shooting Stars, the annual prestigious selection of 10 young talents to watch, has announced its fresh faces for 2018, among them Georgian fledgling actor Irakli Kvirikadze, famous for playing the lead role in the film Hostages by celebrated Georgian director Rezo Gigineishvili.

The selected up-and-coming actors from Europe, including Irakli, will be honored at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018. He is the first Georgian actor to be given th
is prestigious prize.
geotv.ge

Poster of Hostages by Rezo Gigineishvili

"Irakli is a fresh talent, having given a truly impressive performance in Hostages, an ensemble drama in which he shines, thanks to the emotional depth he displays,” the Shooting Stars jury stated. “Still young, Irakli's admirable skills as a trained actor allow him to express passion, anger and sensibility. He has a natural presence and his overwhelming energy combined with humble eagerness, makes him an undisputed 'one to watch’."

For the 21st edition of European Shooting Stars, this year's jury of industry experts selected a list of what they deem to be 2018's 10 most talented, up-and-coming actors from all over Europe, who are ready to step out onto the international film scene. They will be presented to the film industry, public and international press during the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (February 15 – 25, 2018). The group will take part in a dedicated workshop program, rounded off by an awards ceremony at the Berlinale Palast on Monday, February 19, where each actor will be given a European Shooting Stars Award.

GEORGIA TODAY spoke to actor Irakli Kvirikadze who is currently based in Los Angeles, and asked him to tell us about his achievement.

“I ended up at Shooting Stars through the Georgian National Film Center,” he told us. “Georgia presented my candidacy and I was accepted. I succeeded thanks to the help of many people, in particular, director Rezo Gigineishvili and producer Tamara Tatishvili, who introduced my name to the Georgian Film Center. To be honest, I was not expecting to be selected for the award and I can hardly believe in it even now. It’s a really big achievement and it really means a lot to me.”
geotv.ge
Rezo Gigineishvili and Irakli Kvirikadze behind the scenes

The world premiere of Hostages, through which the actor earned his fame, was held as part of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival and only afterwards, in April, was it screened in Georgia’s cinemas. The film by Rezo Gigineishvili is based on a tragic story that took place in 1980s Soviet Georgia. A group of friends who wanted to escape the Soviet regime attempted to hijack a plane in Tbilisi airport and flee to the United States, but their plan failed and the result was a tragedy.
geotv.ge
Cast of the Hostages (Irakli Kvirikadze from the left)

“Playing this role in the film was extremely interesting and a big responsibility,” Irakli said. “It is a big challenge when you play a person who was known to the entire country. There are many people who knew Gega Kobakhidze very well and had close relations with him. I knew from the beginning that this film would receive controversial feedback, because the story on which the movie is based is very private and painful for many people in Georgia. The whole team put a lot of energy and effort into making work.”
geotv.ge
Photo from the film



Author: Lika Chigladze

Source: Georgia Today

Related stories:

Georgian actor among 10 best emerging actors to be honored at Berlinale 2018

Print
Other Stories
Georgian Films Being Screened in Strasbourg
Georgian movies are being screened in Strasbourg to mark the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
The Art Life of Brother Valetovs
Brother Valetovs, Temo, and Anzor are self-taught artists
Georgian Eurovision 2020 Contestant Releases a Music Video
The music video of the Georgian contestant on Eurovision Tornike Kipiani was published yesterday on Youtube
Georgian Artist's Phenomenal Work
Guram Dolenjashvili is a Georgian artist who has been working overseas for 20 years
R.O x Konoba's New Music Video Shot In Georgia
The famous Belgian duet R.O x Konoba releases a music video shot in Georgia
Celebrate Mother's Day at Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi Hotel
Celebrate this wonderful day with you beloved children at Courtyard by Marriott Tbilisi Hotel!
Levan Gelbakhiani receives European Shooting Stars Award
The main actor in the movie "And Then We Danced", Levan Gelbakhiani received the European Shooting Stars Award 2020 on February 24 at Berlin International Film Festival
“Georgians for Georgia” - Campaign initiated by “Kart-Valley Corporation”
“Georgians for Georgia” is a Campaign initiated by “Kart-Valley Corporation”, which serves to select and gather Brand Ambassadors from all over the world.
"New museum in Georgia uses technology to bring art to life"-Euronews
Recently Euronews has published an article about the new Museum of Holograms, called Holoseum, in Tbilisi
Georgian-Born Singer Beloved Artist of Azerbaijan
PalitraNews publishes an interview with Georgian-born singer in Azerbaijan, Manana Japharidze
"Georgian Wine is a Great Discovery"- Andrew Jefford
Georgian wine producers participated in the international wine and spirits exhibition held in Paris, France.
Apollo Magazine about State Silk Museum Tbilisi
The English language monthly magazine Apollo covering visual arts of all periods from antiquity to present day publishes an article about the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi.
"The film has certainly picked up acclaim"-Vogue about "And Then We Danced"
Fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue publishes an article about the Swedish-Georgian movie titled "And Then We Danced" directed by Levan Akin.
Shopping Hotspot in Barcelona Created by Georgian Designer
Metal Magazine publishes an article about a shopping hotspot Darial created by a Georgian fashion designer Djaba Diassamidze, who has also established his own atelier there.
Georgian Actress taking part in New York play festival
According to Georgian media holding Kvira Georgian actress, Anna Cherkezishvili participated in New York ten minute play-festival.
Tbilisi takes third place in the best destinations of Europe 2020
Tbilisi, the capital city of Georga took third place in the international competition "The Best Destinations of Europe 2020."
Story of Winery that received first Bio Certificate in Georgia
It is said Iago’s Wine is one of the few wines which makes you admit that wine can be red, white, pink and now amber as well.
New virus is to strengthen our faith, says Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia
"A new virus has emerged and many people are scared of this virus. Some have called it the "deadly virus."
Top 5 must-listen Georgian folk songs
The folk music of Georgia consists of at least fifteen regional styles. Georgian folk music is predominantly vocal and is widely known for its rich traditions of vocal polyphony
Hotel Heritage Hotel & Suites opens in Tbilisi
Hotel Heritage Hotel & Suites was opened in Tbilisi, Saint-Petersburg street 6.
Livescore yesterday and the “Goddess” from Bergamo
The inhabitants of Bergamo have long been waiting for the triumph of their football team.
“Holiday Factory pioneered Georgia in the UAE to become famous”
Holiday Factory was officially announced as The Best Incoming Tour Operator 2019 at Welcome To Georgia! National Tourism Award event held in Sheraton Grand Metekhi Palace in Tbilisi on Friday, Dec 6th.
Kavkaz Jazz Festival presents: 22nd and 23rd of November, Tbilisi Music Forum and Showcase.
It is the first year for Tbilisi Music Forum and Showcase. Main goal of the event is development of music industry in Georgia and South Caucasus region.
Sam Raan Spa-Center named Best Spa in Europe
The Sam Raan Spa-Center has been named the Best Spa in Europe at the annual Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards 2019 and won the following nominations:
Region’s Largest Startup Event to be Held in Tbilisi
On November 8-10, 2019, regional Startup Grind event will be held in Tbilisi.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
26.03.2020
27.03.2020
USD
1
USD
3.4576
3.4842
EUR
1
EUR
3.7370
3.8159
GBP
1
GBP
4.1190
4.1650
RUB
100
RUB
4.4135
4.4618