Georgian actor to be filmed with Sir Anthony Hopkins
23 July, 2018
Georgian actor to be filmed with Sir Anthony Hopkins
A Georgian actor, Irakli Kvirikadze will take part in the film Now Is Everything with one of the world’s greatest living actors, Sir Anthony Hopkins. He was introduced to the director of the film, Dante Spinotti by an art director and production designer from Georgia, Lasha Zambakhidze.

Lasha Zambakhidze is famous for Downsizing (2017), Sacred Blood (2015) and Tbilisi, I Love You (2014). Dante Spinotti is an Italian cinematographer in Hollywood, known for The Last of the Mohicans (1992) Heat (1995),
L.A. Confidential (1997), The Insider (1999), and Wonder Boys (2000).
geotv.ge
Irakli Kvirikadze and Anthony Hopkins, Photo courtesy: www.ambebi.ge

Irakli Kvirikadze studied acting at Shota Rustaveli Theatre and the Film State University. In 2014, Kvirikadze was cast in a lead role in the omnibus production of Tbilisi I Love You directed by a group of Georgian directors. Then, he moved to New York City to take acting classes at the famed Stella Adler Studio.
geotv.ge
Hostages, Photo courtesy: www.35milimetros.es

Whilst studying in New York, he met a Georgian director Rezo Gigineishvili who offered him the lead role in his film Hostages. After shooting the film in Georgia, Kvirikadze moved to Los Angeles, where he currently lives and continues his studies.
geotv.ge
Hostages, Photo courtesy: www.Cinemania.ge

Hostages is based on a true story about young Georgians living in USSR. Six boys and a girl try to hijack a plane in order to escape the USSR. The Youngsters were from elite Georgian families, lacking nothing but freedom. They risked their own lives along with the passengers’ to experience freedom.

However their attempt to escape did not succeed and they were caught. They were sentenced to death for their attempt to escape the USSR. Even today, there is a big debate about their action. Some consider it was an act ofterrorism, others claim the government knew about their plan and let inexperienced, naïve youngsters fail and die. One of the boys was Gega Kobakhidze. He was newly married at that time and his wife’s imprisonment led to her miscarriage.
geotv.ge
EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, Photo courtesy: www.Cinemania.ge

Among the cast of Hostages is also a well-known Georgian actor Merab Ninidze. Irakli Kvirikadze takes on the role of Gega Kobakhidze in the film. As a result of his role in Hostages, he was recognized at the 21st edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.
geotv.ge
EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, Photo courtesy: www.zimbio.com

The jury’s comment on his role in Hostages: “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. Still young, Irakli's admirable skills as a trained actor allows 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'."


First photo courtesy: www.droni.ge

Related stories:

HBO purchases Georgian film Hostages about the flight from the USSR

Story of Jeans Boys

Emerging Georgian actor awarded European Shooting Stars prize at Berlinale

Anthony Hopkins thanks Georgian artist for his painting


Print
Other Stories
Municipal Transport to Reopen From May 29 in Georgia
All types of municipal transport will be reopened from May 29, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia said at the meeting of the Inter-Agency Coordination Council on COVID-19 today.
Tourists Have to Present a Covid-19 Test Result Before Entering Georgia
According to Amiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Disease Control, tourists will likely have to present a document while entering Georgia that they had been tested in the last 72 hours and the result was negative.
Covid-19 Restrictions Lifted In Georgia
As the epidemiological situation allows to accelerate certain situations, some restrictions have been lifted today in Georgia.
Some Covid-19 Restrictions To be Lifted In Georgia From May 18
Some of the restrictions imposed due to coronavirus spread is going to be lifted in Georgia from Monday, May 18.
The State Of Emergency Will Not Be Extended in Georgia
According to the Prime Minister, Giorgi Gakharia, the government will not address the President with a request to extend the state of emergency after May 22.
Village in Bolnisi Municipality to be Set Under Quarantine
Based on the decision made by the Interagency Coordinating Council, due to the high epidemiological risk, strict quarantine restrictions have been enacted in the village of Geta, Bolnisi Municipality, as part of the state of emergency.
Georgia to partially lift coronavirus-related restrictions on May 5
Georgia starts to partially lift some of the coronavirus related restrictions which were banned under the state of emergency.
9 patients die from COVID-19 as number of infected nears 600
The ninth patient has died of coronavirus in Georgia, who was 58-year-old in a critical condition.
Four Georgian sailors, who escaped from pirates, are safe
The Maritime Transport Agency said they are working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia on the issue related to the abduction of Georgian sailors by pirates in Nigeria.
Georgian couple exercises acrobatic tricks in a lockdown
The worldwide lockdown has changed many lives. If before pandemic it was usual to go out in the evening with a friend, drink beer or sip coffee, pandemic has changed the way people spend time.
Will flights be safe after the pandemic? – Visualization proves opposite
Nearly all passenger flights have been grounded after the coronavirus outbreak and declaration of the worldwide pandemic.
Epidemic in Georgia is contained, top Georgian health expert says
Georgia has managed to contain the epidemic, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Head of the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health said.
Georgia may be among the first countries which get remdesivir medicine
There is a hope that Georgia will be among the first countries which receive remdesivir medicine from the US, Tengiz Tsertsvadze, General Director of the Tbilisi Infectious Diseases Hospital said.
Georgia receives 40 thousand PCR tests from China
Georgia has received 40 thousand PCR tests from china, including 20 thousand antibody tests as a gift from the Chinese government, Healthcare Minister, Ekaterine Tikaradze said, who met the cargo at the airport.
COVID-19 will end in Georgia by June, study says
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) publishes new study which forecasts possible end of the coronavirus pandemic in the world and some of the other countries, including Georgia.
Coronavirus cases reach 511 as Georgia passes peak of the spread
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has increased to 511 in Georgia.
More than 100 thousand people downloaded covonavirus tracking app in Georgia
More than 100 thousand people in Georgia have downloaded a new government smartphone application designed to aid coronavirus contact tracing efforts.
Coronavirus cases near 500 as Georgia eases restrictions
“We will have to learn to cohabit and coexist with this virus” – says Tengiz Tsertsvadze, General Director of the Tbilisi Infectious Diseases Hospital.
Georgia starts lifting of some coronavirus restrictions
Georgia starts to lift some restrictions effective April 27. This is within the government’s plan that consists of 6 stages.
Video of wedding on bicycles goes viral
Weddings in Georgia are usually crowded. Bride and Groom use limousine and guests follow them with their cars.
COVID-19 is like a silent death - recovered patients tell their stories
“Only from a hospital ward can one see the scale of the pandemic that is much larger than one can imagine” – Georgian Lile Absandze, a patient who recovered from COVID-19 says on Facebook.
456 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Georgia, 132 recovered
12 more patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Georgia, taking the number of total confirmed cases to 456.
Georgia to ease restrictions, according to PM's plan
Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia has named 6 stages of easing the restrictions imposed within the framework of the state of emergency and opening up the economy.
How is Georgia coping with online education challenge?
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently released a report on tackling the educational challenges in 2020 caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
Unrest in Georgia’s Marneuli as lockdown continues
As lockdown continues and “stay at home” order is still in place, some people around the world grow more and more irritated and frightened of economic outcome.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
25.05.2020
26.05.2020
USD
1
USD
3.1916
3.1916
EUR
1
EUR
3.4795
3.4801
GBP
1
GBP
3.8845
3.8890
RUB
100
RUB
4.4459
4.4615
Other Stories
World famous British singer Jessie J has decided to wear clothes made by Anouki Areshidze, Georgian designer and wife of the mayor of Tbilisi.
Bassiani, one of the most popular underground clubs not only in Georgia but throughout Europe as well, has opened today
An amazing video made in Georgia by tourists from the Philippines have gone viral on the internet.
Over the recent two days May 12-13 Tbilisi city saw a peaceful protest rally in the center of the city.
Hundreds of people took to the main street Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi to protest the raid in Tbilisi’s popular night clubs.
Two bear cubs listed as endangered on the red list were handed over to Tbilisi Zoo,
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze and Deputy Tbilisi Mayor Ms. Sophio Khuntsaria have gifted a food stand
Pamela Anderson, famous Canadian American actress and model has appeared in the chic sunglasses by internationally acclaimed Georgian designer George Keburia.
A ski lift accident in Georgia’s eastern Gudauri resort,in particular at Sadzele 5 lift, has left 8 people with injuries.
The ski lift in Gudauri winter resort in Georgia has broke down in the aftermath of which several people have been injured.
GEL Exchange
USD
1
USD
3.1916
EUR
1
EUR
3.4801
GBP
1
GBP
3.8890
RUB
100
RUB
4.4615