Georgia is a Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair
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2018-10-04

Frankfurt Book Fair counts up to 500 years of history. It is the wold's biggest book fair, visited by ten thousands of literature agents, editors and writers every year.

The Guest of Honour at this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse is Georgia. As the deputy minister of Culture and Sport, Mikheil Giorgadze, pointed out, for 5 days, our country will be in the center of world's attention and they are pretty well prepared for that. The programme, carefully made up in advance, includes a diversity of literature and cultural events.

Specially for the Frankfurt Book Fair, about 300 books were translated into different languages, 180 of which are in German.

In cooperation with Frankfurt Museum of Modern Electronic Music and ATELIERFRANKFURT e.V. BASSIANI/HOROOM night will be held and the fair guests will also be able to see Georgian films.

National Film Centre will hold the retrospective of Georgian films and discusion cycle with German Film Museum and Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art. More than 20 films will be screened including silent films such as Mikheil Kalatozishvili's Jim Shvante, Nikoloz Shengelaia's Twenty-Six Commissars, Kote Mikaberidze's My Grandmother, also films by Sergei Parajanov, Mikheil Kobakhidze, Merab Kokochashvili, Mikheil Tchiaureli, Otar Iosseliani, Aleksandre Rekhviashvili, Giorgi Shengelaia, Gio Mgeladze, Levan Ghlonti, Dito Tsintsadze and Tengiz Abuladze.

In the frame of the same event, there will be held a presentation of Soso Dumbadze's book, dedicated to the art and life of Georgian filmmaker Kote Mikaberidze.

Frankfurt Library will host the screening of one of the most successful Georgian Animated film of the latest times "The Pocket Man" offering the audience decorations and illustrations used in the film.

On October 13th, Georgian filmmaker Lana Ghoghoberidze will celebrate her 90th anniversary. Presentation of her book "What I Remember and How I Remember", translated into German, will be held to celebrate the date.

It's important that this year's Cottbus Film Festival focus country will be Georgia.

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