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2015-10-04

London holds 4th London Georgian Film Festival

Following the recent extensive season of Georgian films "Discovering Georgian Cinema", mounted in the US by MoMA and the Berkeley Art Museum, the 4th London Georgian Film Festival opens on Thursday 1st October at 7pm with Tangerinesthe OSCAR nominated film by Zaza Urushadze. Tangerines has just been released by UK distributor Axiom Films with great reviews

On Sunday 4th October at 8.00pm, also at Regent Street Cinema, there will a major interview with the great director Otar Iosseliani (pictured below) who will be talking to leading British film critic and historian Derek Malcolm. On Tuesday 6th October at 8pm, Iosseliani's eagerly anticipated new film Chant d'hiver  will have its UK Premiere at the Regent Street Cinema. Earlier on the same day (6th October) at 6pm, Derek Malcolm will interview the distinguished Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf about his life and work, and filming his latest film The President in Georgia with Georgian actors.  

There will be documentaries from leading filmmaker Nino Kirtadze (Don't Breathe) and Stefan Tolz (Full Speed Westward). As well as screenings of recent successes from Georgia In Bloom, Blind Dates and Brides which you must see if you haven't already. On Saturday 3rd October at 8.15pm there will be a screening of Corn Island, a fantastic and unique film by a great new talent George Ovashvili. There will also be a discussion on Georgian Literature in Film with a fascinating international panel including Aka MorchiladzeDonald Rayfield, LA based artist and curator Nanuka Tchitchoua and American poet Lyn Coffin who has just translated Rustaveli's epic 12th century masterpiece Knight In A Panther's Skin, with readings by Diana Quick

For detailed program follow the link

Source: Union of Georgian Filmmakers

 

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