Georgian director’s film Scary Mother to open Critics’ Week at Berlinale
18 January, 2018
Georgian director’s film Scary Mother to open Critics’ Week at Berlinale
Critics’ Week will be held in Berlin on February 14-22, at the Berlin International Film Festival. The debate week will be opened with German premiere of the winner of many international awards, Georgian director Ana Urushadze’s debut feature Scary Mother.

The Berlin Critics Week will be held for the fourth time this year. It will offer new and successful films from different countries throughout the world and interesting public discussions about these films.
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Scary Mother

The Berlin Critics Week is
organized by the German Film Critics Association.

Scary Mother was premiered at the 2017 Locarno International Film Festival and was awarded with the First Feature Award.

At the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival, the film won the top prize, the Heart of Sarajevo. The plot of Scary Mother unveils the story of Manana, a middle-aged woman, hopes to find herself by secretly penning a darkly erotic thriller. She hides the writing from her husband Anri, but tensions heighten after she lets him read an excerpt.
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Nato Murvanidze plays the lead role in the film

Ana Urushadze's debut work was funded by the National Film Center. It is co-production of Georgia (studios "Artizm" and "Gemini") and Estonia (studio "Allfilms"). Renowned Georgian actress Nato Murvanidze plays the lead role in the film.

Another Georgian director Mikheil Kalatozishvili's (Kalatozov) film The Cranes Are Flying (shot in USSR 1957) will also be screened in the section Berlinale Classics at Berlin International Film Festival section. The Cranes Are Flying was Soviet cinema’s first international hit after World War II. This unusual black-and-white film’s expressionist images tell the tragic story of two lovers after Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union. It depicts the cruelty of war and the impact it has on humans’ psychology.
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A scene from the film The Cranes Are Flying

The film brought international fame to Mikhail Kalatozishvili (Kalatozov) and his lead actress, Tatiana Samoilova. the film claimed the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the 1958 Cannes Film Festival,the only Soviet film to win that award.
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Tatiana Samoilova in The Cranes Are Flying

The 68th Berlin International Film Festival will end on 25 February.

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