Georgian author’s novel to be pitched at Cannes Film Festival book section
06 March, 2018
Georgian author’s novel to be pitched at Cannes Film Festival book section
Award-winning author Aka Morchiladze is the first Georgian writer whose work will be pitched at a literary section of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival this spring.

According to the Georgian National Book Center, Morchiladze’s 2011 novel obOle (orphan) will be presented in front of cinema experts at the festival’s Shoot the Book event with a prospect of its adaptation for a screenplay on May 15.

This year’s Shoot the Book! pitching will take place on the sidelines the Cannes Film
Festival during May 8-19.
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This year’s Shoot the Book! pitching will take place during May 8-19

It is the first case when Georgian book is presented at the festival. obOle (orphan) was selected by Georgian National Book Center, for the Cannes Film Festival section Shoot the Book.obOle was first shortlisted for the festival section among 10 other literary works from Georgia by the Book Centre in November.

It is noteworthy that it is the second large scale international success for Georgian literature this year. Another acclaimed Georgian writer Dato Turashvili is first Georgian writer featured at Berlinale book section. Award-winning Georgian author’s work The Other Amsterdam was selected among a dozen books for the event.
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Dato Turashvili

Turashvili’s work was pitched at the Berlinale section on February 19.

Aka Morchiladze’s novel obOle tells the story of a young man, Irakli, who visits his ancestor’s old house in countryside in order to repair the roof. The old memories from the past surround him for the first time in many years.
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Aka Morchiladze

The old gun, so called obOle, found in the house awakes strange fantasies in the main character’s mind and it slowly becomes difficult for him to separate the reality and illusions from each other.

Giorgi Akhvlediani, known by his penname Aka Mochiladze, is recognized as one of the most prominent authors of contemporary Georgian literature. He is author of some of the best-selling prose of post-Soviet Georgian literary fiction.

Born in Tbilisi, Morchiladze graduated in 1988 from the Department of History, Tbilisi State University, where he later worked as a lecturer. In the 1990s, he worked as a sports journalist and literary columnist for Tbilisi's press.
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Aka Morchiladze claimed several prestigious literary awards

Since 1998, Morchiladze's twenty novels and three collections of short stories have been released. From 2005 to 2006, he also authored and hosted a popular series of TV programs on Georgia literature. Several of his works have been filmed and staged as well.

Aka Morchiladze claimed several prestigious literary awards, such as Literary award SABA 2012 in the Best Novel category for Obolé, IliaUni literary prize 2010 in the Best Novel category for Mameluk, Literary award SABA 2008 in the Best Novel category for Maid in Tiflis, Literary award SABA 2006 in the Best Novel category for Venera's Dream, Literary award SABA 2005 in the Best Novel category for Santa Esperanza and Literary award SABA 2003 in the Best Novel category for Your Adventur.

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