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Georgian actor in a trailer for Europe’s most talented young actors
05 February, 2018
Promising Georgian actor Irakli Kvirikadze has been featured in a trailer for the 10 most talented young actors throughout Europe. The trailer introduces 10 emerging talents with the most impressive episodes of their roles in recent films.

It is noteworthy that Irakli Kvirikadze is the first Georgian actor who was nominated for such prestigious award. He was named in the European Shooting Stars selection released by EFP in December.

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Irakli Kvirikadze

The selection is created by the
European Film Promotion (EFP). The young actors will be honored at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018, that will take place on February 15-25. 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.
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Irakli Kvirikadze in Hostages

Emerging Georgian actor Irakli Kvirikadze earned fame internationally after playing the role of one of the main characters in 2017 drama film HOSTAGES by Georgian director Rezo Gigineishvili.
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A scene from the movie Hostages

As it was explained by the members of jury, he convinced them with his natural presence and overwhelming energy. “Irakli is a fresh talent, giving a truly impressive performance in Hostages, an ensemble drama in which he shines, thanks to the emotional depth he displays”, the judges noted in their selection.
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Kvirikadze convinced jury with his natural presence and overwhelming energy



The feature drama Hostages was evaluated as a "breathtaking blend of thriller and social commentary” by Cineuropa, one of the leading websites in Europe dedicated to all aspects of European cinema.
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The world premiere of Hostages was held as part of the 67th Berlinale Film Festival

The world premiere of Hostages, through which the actor became known,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 real 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.

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