A New Georgian film about the August War
Festival in Media
2017-05-25

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The main character of the film is a 45-year-old Georgian peasant nicknamed Akhmeta, who lives together with his severely ill wife - Khatia in a Georgian village - Shindisi, near hostilities.

The events in Shindisi during August war change the life of an ordinary Georgian peasant forever. Shindisi is the place, where armed Russian forces from a local railway station violate so called peaceful corridor and open fire to Georgian warriors in ambush. This is a short synopsis of a new Georgian feature film ,,Shindisi", which will soon be shot.

The scenario is based on the real story of the 2008 Russian-Georgian war. Project author and film producer is Edmond Minashvili, screenwriter - Irakli Solomanashvili, composer - Gia Kancheli, operator - Konstantine-Mindia Esadze and director Dito Tsintsadze.

"This film is special for me as for a director," said Dito Tsintsadze, "As It will give me an opportunity to make an epic Georgian film, in terms of an idea, scale and technique. This is a story about a man, who was unaware of his inner strength and who became a hero in the fullest sense of the word. This film is about the heroes of my homeland, those who sacrificed for our well-being and peace!"

The film has an interesting cast: Merab Ninidze, Ia Sukhitashvili, Dato Bakhtadze, Misha Gomiashvili. As Edmond Minashvili, the producer mentioned at the meeting with the press representatives, there are ongoing negotiations with John Malkovich.

Filming is planned in summer. Recently, the crew has officially declared casting on the rest of the roles.

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