"Andro" by Tornike Gogrichiani wins Grand Prix
20 November, 2018
"Andro" by Tornike Gogrichiani wins Grand Prix
Georgian film “Andro” by the Georgian actor and director Tornike Gogrichiani has recently taken the Grand Prix at Troyes Festival du Court Métrage in France. The festival aims to support young film creators.
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"Andro" taking the Grand Prix at Troyes Festival du Court Métrage, Photo courtesy: www.at.ge

The short film has been granted the best script prize on the Tehran international short film festival in 2017. The film gained financial support after winning the short film competition provided by the Ministry
of Culture, Education and Sports of the Autonomous Republic Adjara in 2015.

“Andro” is a debut film of the director. Georgian National Film center approved the script of the film and “Andro” became the winner of the short film competition organized by the center in 2015.
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"Andro" winning the short film competition in Adjara, the seaside region of Georgia, Photo courtesy: www.at.ge

The story of the film takes place in the Soviet Union. An unemployed architect Andro tries to do something for a living. He collects useless family items, put them in a car and drives to Turkey in order to sell them. Andro took his son with him. On their way to Turkey, they pick a Turkish Taner up. Meeting with the Turkish man completely changes their plans.

Tornike Gogrichiani became popular after his role in a well-known Georgian TV Series “A girl from the suburbs”. At first, he studied at the faculty of architecture and then he continued his studies as an actor. His career as an artist started with impersonating Macbeth. He believes the role has influenced on his life and career to a great extent. For the role, Gogrichiani was granted the best young actor title in Rijeka, Croatia.
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Tornike Gogrichiani, the director of "Andro", Photo courtesy: www.funtime.ge

During his studies, his first role was as a soldier. The representatives of the Music and Drama Theatre in Georgia were very impressed by his performance and he was invited to the theatre.

Photo courtesy: www.tbilisifilmfestival.ge

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