Mariam Khatchvani’s film Dede to be shown in Georgian cinemas
15 February, 2018
Mariam Khatchvani’s film Dede to be shown in Georgian cinemas
Emerging Georgian director Mariam Khatchvani’s feature Dede, which is the winner of many international festivals, will be shown in Georgian cinemas from February 22. The film has already gained great success and recognition throughout the world and finally, Georgian audience will be able to evaluate it as well.
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Natia Vibliani, Mose Khachvani, and Girshel Chelidze in Dede

Dede is a 2017 Georgian Drama film directed by Mariam Khatchvani. The leading roles are played by Georgian actors George Babluani and Natia
Vibliani.
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George Babluani and Natia Vibliani in Dede (2017)

George Babluani is an actor, known for his roles in the films 13 Tzameti (2005), Metamorphoses (2014) and Money (2017).
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George Babluani

Young Georgian actress Natia Vibliani is best known for her role played in Dede, which brought her international success. In Dede, Natia plays Dina, a girl surrounded by harsh traditions in Georgia’s mountainous Svaneti Region, who fights to protect her love.
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Natia Vibliani in Dede

Dede was premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and screened in East of West section where it won Special Mention prize.
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Mariam Khatchvani at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Film was made by several companies: Film and Music Entertainment (Sam Taylor, Mike Downey), MP Film Production (Igor A. Nola), Montauk Film Production; in association with Jaja Film Productions (Conrad Alleblas, Jamillah Van Der Hulst), Dutch Film Club; with support of Doha Film Institute and Georgian National Film Center.

Dede is a drama about love and the ancient traditions, which still govern the lives of local people. It is especially important that the film is shot in the historic region with UNESCO's World Heritage Status in Svaneti, Georgia’s historic highland.
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Dede is shot in Svaneti

“One woman. Three man. Dina can challenge the harsh traditions of the deep Caucasus mountains, but will her spirit survive?” – IMDb review of Dede reads.

It is noteworthy that Dede won several prestigious film festivals, such as Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Australian Pacific Screen Awards, where it was bestowed with the Cultural Diversity Award, a prize granted under the patronage of UNESCO.

Watch the trailer of Dede below



Mariam Khatchvani graduated in 2008 from the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University, Tbilisi. She has directed many short documentaries, including Verdzoba (2006), Beyond the Window (2007), Lichanishi and Kvirikoba (2009). Dinola (2013) is her latest fiction short.

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