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Section: Georgian Panorama
Country: Georgia 
Year: 2017

 

Savardzeli

color/99 minutes

Director: Eldar Shengelaia, Screenplay: Eldar Shengelaia, Giorgi Tskhvediani, Cinematographer: Gorka Gómez Andreu, Editing: Mindia Esadze, Music: Ioseb Bardanashvili. Cast: Nika Tavadze, Nineli Chankvetadze, Keti Asatiani, Nana Shonia, Nato Jugheli.

After the defeat in elections, Refugees Eviction Minister, Giorgi Mchedlishvili, loses everything that is dear to him: the office, the car, the source of income and most importantly - power. Giorgi's chair, which is alive being, motivates former Minister to take actions, but these efforts do not bring the desired result. In these difficult times Giorgi meets Donara, refugee women, which he marries later. New government, orders eviction of Giorgi and his family from his house. Former Minister puts himself in confrontation first with media, and then with Magda, Giorgi's sister in law.

Producer:
Neli Shengelaia, Zurab Maghalashvili
Production:
Georgian National Film Centre

 

Eldar Shengelaia

Eldar Shengelaia, whose films are classics of Georgian cinema, was born in Tbilisi on January 26, 1933. He has been awarded the titles of the People's Artist of Georgia (1979) and of the Soviet Union (1988). He has been a chairman of the Filmmakers' Union of Georgia since 1976. His mother was Nato Vachnadze, the first film star of Georgian cinema and Soviet Union, father - Nikoloz Shengelaia, an extraordinary director, the author of "Eliso" and "Twenty-Six Commissars".


Filmography:
1958 Legenda o ledyanom serdtse
1960 Snezhnaya skazka
1964 Tetri karavani
1965 Miqela
1968 Arachveulebrivi gamopena
1974 Sherekilebi
1977 Samanishvilis dedinatsvali
1983 Tsisperi mtebi anu daujerebeli ambavi
1994 Expres-Inpormatsia
1996 Dog Rose
2017 The Chair