Irakli Kvirikadze about his life in the US
22 November, 2018
Irakli Kvirikadze about his life in the US
A Georgian actor, Irakli Kvirikadze became very popular after his role in Hostages. As a result of his role in the film, Irakli was recognized at the 21st edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. Currently, he lives in loss Angeles taking part in the film Now Is Everything with the world’s greatest actors, Sir Anthony Hopkins and the star of the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale, Madeline Brewer.
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EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS, Photo courtesy: www.on.ge

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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). Irakli was introduced to the director of the film, Dante Spinotti by an art director and production designer from Georgia, Lasha Zambakhidze.
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Anthony Hopkins, Madeline Brewer and Irakli Kvirikadze for the film Now Is Everything by Dante Spinotti, Photo courtesy: www.on.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. 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. Recently, Irakl and a beautiful Georgian Model Elene Makharashvili got engaged.
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Irakli Kvirikadze and Elene Makharashvili, Photo courtesy: www.culinartmagazine.com

Irakli believes that it was the film Hostages that inspired him to succeed in the acting career. As for the film Now Is Everything, Irakli says that both Anthony Hopkins and Madeline Brewer were very friendly and helped him a lot on the film set. He thinks the two generations of actors differ in their experience and attitudes towards acting. For example, Anthony Hopkins could walk around, talk about different things during a break and then, came back and easily switch to acting. While it was hard for Irakli and Madeline Brewer to turn to acting immediately after the break.
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Anthony Hopkins and Irakli Kvirikadze for the film Now Is Everything by Dante Spinotti, Photo courtesy: www.on.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.
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The crew of the film Hostages, Photo courtesy: www.hellomagazine.ge

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 of terrorism, 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.
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Merab Ninidze and Irakli Kvirikadze, Photo courtesy: www.okmagazine.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.
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Irakli Kvirikadze and Elene Makharashvili, Photo courtesy: www.culinartmagazine.com

The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 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 allow 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'."

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