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Festival in Media
Section: Georgian Panorama
Country: Georgia 
Year: 2017



color/99 minutes

Director: George Ovashvili, Screenplay: Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili, Cinematographer: Enrico Lucidi,
Music: Josef Bardanashvili. Cast: Hossein Mahjoob, Kishvard Manvelishvili.

The screenplay for Khibula was inspired by the real events taking place in Georgia briefly after the country regained its independence in 1991. Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the first president of Georgia, elected by the majority of votes, was driven into exile by coup d'etat. Even though he returned to regain power soon after, political clashes once again forced him to flee into the mountains. Based on the final chapter of the first President's life, the film starts off by following his journey accompanied and pursued by both friend and foe.

George Ovashvili
Eike Goreczka
Christoph Kukula
Guillaume de Seille
Alamdary Film
Arizona Productions
World Sales:
Pluto Film


George Ovashvili

George Ovashvili is a graduate from the film department of the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre (1996) and the course of filmmaking of The New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in Hollywood (2006). His big-screen directorial debut Gagma Napiri (The Other Bank) (2009) was screened at more than 100 international film festivals in more than 50 countries and won about 50 international prizes. George's second long feature Corn Island (2014) has received Grand Prix - Crystal Globe at 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was shortlisted for the Academy's best foreign language film in 2015.


1997 Wagonette
2005 Eye level (Short)
2009 Gagma napiri
2014 Simindis kundzuli
2017 Khibula