For the first time in the history of Georgian film, the portal of Georgian film criticism.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia.

Overview of Georgian Film

The platform Georgian Film Review is dedicated to an overview of modern Georgian film, its features, trends, major aspects, and new movies; however, the reader will also find some materials from the history of Georgian film and also the best reviews developed in the early years by the film critics of the older generation. 
Professional and student film critics are involved in the working process of the website, whose analytical articles regarding Georgian professional and student feature, documentary, and animated films will greatly contribute to the refinement and development of our film criticism as well as the popularization of the Georgian national film. 
The website is bilingual, in Georgian and English, in order to provide desirable and proper information for both local and international movie fans. 

Reviews

WHY ISN'T LIFE AS SWEET AS CHOCOLATE?!

In many cases, the director captures what worries him, what he has seen or experienced, he fills the film with personal details and never shies away from subjectivity. Luka Kopaleishvili's student documentary, "A Little Bit About My Father" (2022), is clearly a personal work, where the author tells us about his father. Definitely, this is a subjective work, the story of the director's family – a difficult, sad but interesting ...

WE ARE BUTTERFLIES...

We have seen or, at least read about unique collections of butterflies. Entomologists know everything about each species, where they live, how long they live. If the butterfly is not in its harmonious environment, it loses vitality, degenerates, and dies. We are a beautiful, delicate butterfly, each of us and all of us together. In order to understand and feel this in a tragicomedy with good humor, the authors ...

AUTUMN ROMANCE

It is natural that when the primary source of the film is literature and new and very popular at the same time, one can't avoid comparisons, and I can say from the very beginning that in this comparison, the film "Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry" (2023) by Elene Naveriani is not a loser. To be honest, I am not a huge admirer of Tamta Melashvili's novel. Many of the things in it seemed to me too constructed, illustrating current ...

UNREALISTICALLY REAL

Everyone creates a work based on what they know and have experienced, and the plot does not matter. No matter how much they talk, Rusudan Glurjidze's film ”House of Others" (2016) is neither about Abkhazia and its conflict, nor about Abkhazians. This is about the author’s feelings, about the difference caused by a change of your environment, when your lively and bright native city ...

LESSONS OF PLACIDITY - HOW TO GAZE THE MORNING...

In all the annotations of Giorgi Mrevlishvili's documentary film, "Twelve Lessons" (2019), we come across the statement that "the film tells grandpa Valeri’s story, who lives in Guria and uses various ways to integrate his autistic grandson into society..." etc. Each time we watch the world built by Valery Kotrikadze's love and labor on a documentary screen or in a TV story, we still get the feeling that this world might ...

SAVE OUR SOULS

Georgian cinema is alive, independent and political and it exists in new dimensions judging from few films out of several that have been shot in recent years. Of course, there might have been more, but we cannot replace desire and reality with illusions. Reliable "prolapses" can be taken as a sign of (part of) the new generation of directors – non-banal, not stereotypical, free thinking ...

 FREEZE IN RELATIONSHIPS

Georgian cinema has become much more interesting, refined and versatile. Many young and talented directors joined it. Dark, depressive films of the same topic, created at the end of the last century and the beginning of the new one, have moved back. The screen lit up, got colored, the image became sharper, the number of films also increased and they started marching upright in the international arena...

NOTHING FOR NOTHING

Several quite good documentaries were screened at the 24th Tbilisi International Film Festival. By the jury's decision, Giorgi Parkosadze's film "Requiem to the Hot Days of Summer" (2023) became the winner in the full-length documentary nomination. I will not hide that I was dissatisfied with such a decision. The duration of this movie is 74 minutes, but its director spared no talent and effort to make this time hellishly ...

EXHALE FOR KINDNESS SAKE

Dito Tsintsadze is one of the best directors of modern Georgian cinema (despite the fact that he lives in Germany, he makes films in Georgia too). Each of his films is met with special interest by both filmmakers and film lovers. The film "On the Edge" (1993) turned out to be a milestone, very successful one for him, which was invited to various international screenings. At the Locarno International Film Festival, this film was awarded ...

I KNOW VERY WELL WHO I AM, WHAT I AM...

The time is out of joint and so are all other bonds but he was not born to set them right. The "laws of the genre" are also broken and the story falls into a different scheme. Not only were all bonds broken but also the seemingly solid ground was shaken, everything was destroyed; in the country that dreamed of freedom and a bright future, the smell of death slowly ...
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