A video film is launched in the centre of Tbilisi in honour of the 25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan, the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Georgia has launched a demonstration of the video film dedicated to this important event. This film is displayed on a large monitor installed in the Tbilisi city centre, in front of the Tbilisi Concert Hall.
The video film demonstrates the cultural values, traditions and customs of Turkmenistan, as well as achievements in the fields of politics, economy, industry, agriculture, culture, art and sports.
As it is known, 2020 is declared in Turkmenistan as the Year of «Turkmenistan - Home of Neutrality». The slogan of 2020 is inseparably linked to humanistic principles, which are the basis of home and foreign policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov who has developed universal formula of cooperation with the world community, which fully complies with global progressive tendencies of human development.
Due to the new video film presented, the Georgian public, as well as guests of Tbilisi have the opportunity to learn more about Turkmenistan.
Modern Ukrainian films will be shown in Amirani during May 2-5, 2019 with English and Georgian subtitles
The 5th Ukrainian Film Festival “Ukraine in focus” is starting in Tbilisi on May 2, 2019. Modern Ukrainian movies will be shown in Amirani Cinema (M. Kostava Street No 36/1) during May 2-5 in original language accompanied with English and Georgian subtitles. Poster and event details are available at Official Facebook page of the festival .
The festival “Ukraine in focus” will be opened with a movie “The Wild Fields” (2018) by director Yaroslav Lodygin on May 2, 2019 at 8 pm in Amirani Cinema. Later, during May 3-5, the following movies will be shown in the frameworks of the festival: “The Gateway” (feature film by director Volodymyr Tikhiy, 2017), “Volcano” (Feature film by director Roman Bondarchuk, 2018), Comedy movie “Hero of My Time” (directed by Antonina Noyabrova, 2018), “When the trees fall” (directed by Marysya Nikitiuk, 2018) and selection of short films - winners of Odessa International Film Festival.
As a tradition of 5 years history of the Ukrainian Film Festival in Georgia, the special program for the young audience was prepared. Children and youth can enjoy the following modern feature movies: “Adventures of S Nicholas” (directed by Semen Gorov, 2018) and “Morshyn’s 11” (directed by Arkadii Nepytaliuk, 2019).
Tickets for the festival movies can be purchased on biletebi.ge, tkt.ge and kinoafisha.ge with a symbolic price of 1 GEL. Therefore, it is highly recommended to buy tickets in advance to secure the available seats.
In addition to the main festival program, an actor’s workshop for kids from famous Ukrainian actors Irma Vitovska and Daria Polunina will take place on May 4, at 2 pm in Amirani Cinema. This activity without any age restriction will involve children in the magic world of cinema and give the possibility to step in actor’s shoes.
Maria Moskalenko, organizer of the event, states: „Ukrainian Film Festival will be held in Tbilisi for already 5th time, and every year this extraordinary event is visited by movie fans of different age and nationality. This year, modern films of various genres were selected and we hope that each attendant will have an opportunity to watch the show in which he/she is interested, familiarize with the world of the Ukrainian films and take something really special from the festival.”
Organizers of the festival are FX Film Georgia and JS Films. The event will be held with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, State Agency of Cinema of Ukraine, Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall, Georgian National Film Center and Odessa International Film Festival.
Biopic (biographical movie) about Lesya Ukrainka will be directed by Georgian movie director and scriptwriter - Nana Janelidze. Also, casting will be held shortly and the project team will start filming a teaser.
Cinematic portfolio of Nana Janelidze includes 5 feature-length works directed by her and 6 works in which she is the author of the script. In particular, she wrote the script of Repentance (მონანიება) (directed by Tengiz Abuladze, 1987). The movie received the Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival and was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.The movie about Lesya Ukrainka will be the first filmstrip of Nana Janelidze made in Ukraine.
“Lesya Ukrainka – it is a dusty portrait on a school wall, this is a live, passionate, jealous and dedicated woman who is fighting a deadly disease. She spent greedily and “felt” each moment, given to her by her fate, in order to depict in her work the heavy burden of her big talent. As soon as I heard about the project, I instantly felt that I wanted to work on it because this is really inspiring” – Nana Janelidze says.
The movie with the working title “Lesya Ukrainka. Forest Edge (Uzlisia)” is the story of a great poetess from her early years until her last days of life. The two realities – daily life and Lesya’s inner world are closely intertwined and depict all key turns of her fate. Alexander Lavrenchuk is working on the script of the biopic. Experts of the life and work of Lesya Ukrainka are actively involved in the process of work on the picture by the team. Julia Sinkevych (JS Films, General Producer of Odessa International Film Festival) is the creative producer and author of the idea, and Maria Moskalenko (FX FILM Georgia) is a co-producer of the movie.
"To us, the story of Lesya Ukrainka is very personal. We wanted it to be filmed by a woman. We discussed directors from Ukraine and from Georgia – because Lesya Ukrainka’s life is closely linked to these countries. We needed a director with a new and unbiased view and all these characteristics are wonderfully combined in Nana Janelidze. The script inspired her from the first lines – and now we are actively working on it and will soon start filming a teaser” – say the producers: Julia Sinkevych and Maria Mosalenko.
On September 12, a grant agreement on the support of the project was signed between the company JS Film and Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. The project “Lesya Ukrainka, Forest Edge (Uzlisia)” won the competition of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation and took the first place among international cooperation projects in the category of audiovisual art and the 3rd place among all international projects.
Notably, the biopic script was selected for participation in the program ScripTeast.
Ukrainian Cultural Foundation is a state organization established in 2017 in accordance with Ukrainian law. It is aimed at promoting development of national culture and art in the country, ensuring favorable conditions for intellectual and spiritual development of the society, wide accessibility of national cultural heritage for the citizens, promoting cultural diversity and integration of Ukrainian culture in the world cultural space. In accordance with the effective legislation, Ukrainian Ministry of Culture carries out management and coordination of the foundation activity.
Today, at the Cinema Amirani the closing ceremony of the 18th Tbilisi International Film Festival was held.
British director and producer Uberto Pasolini was the head of the International Jury, while other jury members were Film Critic and a program coordinator at Seattle International Film Festival Maryna Ajaja (USA), Director and producer Srdjan Dragojevic (Serbia), Actor Stephane Rideau (France) and Literature Critic and Actor Lasha Bakradze (Georgia).
International Competition winners are:
Golden Prometheus for the Best Picture - "Ravens" by Jens Assur (Sweden 2017).
Silver Prometheus for the Best Directing - "The Charmer" by Milad Alami (Denmark/Sweden/France 2017).
International competition jury gave special mention to the following films:
"Scary Mother" by Ana Urushadze (Georgia, Estonia, 2017)
"Scaffolding" by Matan Yair (Israel 2017).
The National Competition - Georgian Panorama is the traditional section uniting this year's most significant Georgian films. The aim of the program is to support and promote Georgian films among the wide audience. For the second time, this year Prometheus was awarded in 3 nominations: The Best Full Feature Film, The Best Short Film and The Best Documentary Film. As for the jury, together with German film critics Erika and Ulrich Gregor, Georgian films were evaluated by British film critic and journalist Carmen Gray.
Best Georgian Fiction Film - "Scary Mother" by Ana Urushadze (Georgia, Estonia, 2017)
Best Georgian Documentary Film - "City Of Sun" by Rati Oneli (Georgia/Netherlands/Qatar/United States of America, 2017)
Best Georgian Short Film - "Ana" by Margo Zubashvili (Georgia, 2017)
Jury Special Mention - "Fishing" by Tornike Bziava (Georgia/France, 2017).
Besides the international and national competition, "The European Union for Georgia" dedicated a special prize to the film with a focus on Human Rights in the frames of Tbilisi International Film Festival. The film was selected from the ten films included in the International Competition. The winner of "The European Union for Georgia" is - "The Charmer" by Milad Alami.
The winner of the Short Film Pitching Workshop organized in frames of Tbilisi IFF Industry Days is Lord of Oneself - Director: Elene Mikaberidze, Producer: Nushi Film/Takes Film.
The winner of full-length film Pitching workshop is Spineless - Director: Grigol Abashidze, Producer: Studio Artizm/Lasha Khalvashi. Writer: Gigisha Abashisze, Alex Chigvinadze.
The 18th International Film Festival Closing film was "Namme" by Georgian director Zaza Khalvashi.
Today, the greatest figure, the favorite actor of all generations, the star of Georgian film and theatre – Mr. Givi Berikashvili has perished.
The emotions we obtain when watching the roles plaid by Givi Berikasvhili are unforgettable for all of us. Givi Berikashvili will live forever in the characters he has played. The merit he contributed to development of Georgian film and theatre will remain in hearts and memories of Georgian audience so loyal to him. It is the greatest loss not only for his family and friends but for each of us valuing Georgian film and
I express my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and audience.
Chairman of Parliament of Georgia,
The European Union Delegation in Georgia together with the Embassies of the EU Member States are proud to announce the 4th EU Film Festival in Georgia from 09-18 March 2016 in Tbilisi, Rustavi, Bolnisi, Kutaisi and Mestia.
This year the festival features 17 films spanning 72 years of European cinema specially selected to address the theme "Turning Points", and explore the importance of decisions in our personal, social and political lives. All films will be shown in their original language version, with Georgian subtitles.
Entrance to all screenings is free, on a first come first serve basis. You can find detailed screening times and descriptions about the movies HERE https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanUnioninGeorgia.
The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.
For more information about the European Union in Georgia, please visit: www.euingeorgia.geEU
Rock Music National Association (RMNA) & Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Tbilisi presentს:
√ 16:00-18:00 - Rustaveli Cinema
Exclusive screening of WACKEN 3D Film
√ 20:00 - Rose Garden (Agmashenebeli 73), "U&Me" Complex
(doors open - 19:00)
√ Scratch The Floor (georgia) - W:O:A MBC 2015 Winner
√ Dismorial (georgia) - W:O:A MBC 2014 Winner
√ Third Side Justice (georgia)
√ The Coffin Riders (germany)
New Poster of Macbeth are already published.
The protagonists are, Fassbender’s Thane of Glamis, a loyal servant to King Duncan and cohort to Banquo. Well, he is those things until he encounters three witches in the post-battle mists of the Scottish highlands and hears their prophecy of great power in his future. Their soothsaying takes root with the help of the honey poured into his ear by Lady Macbeth. Here is Marion Cotillard's manipulative princess in her suitably transparent veil.
Director Justin 'Snowtown' Kurzel has summoned the visual power and creeping madness of a medieval Apocalypse Now with an adaptation that's simultaneously faithful and fresh. “It reminded me a lot of a Western,” Kurzel expanded earlier this year, "and of a landscape and atmosphere that felt much more dangerous than I’d ever seen before from adaptations of Macbeth”.
Rounding out the Australian's cast are Sean Harris, Elizabeth Debicki and Jack Reynor. Macbeth is out in the UK on October 2.