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

CAUSE OF DISASTER – BULLET THAT MISSED THE TARGET

Khatuna Vashadze's debut film, "Bullet" (2022) is quite eloquent and memorable, which leaves the audience with something to think about. It shows a cruel world where one unintentional action can destroy an entire life. When a little boy on a picnic is hit by a blind bullet, a happy family life is destroyed, a once ideal existence turns into torture. The father is trying to somehow save the family, the mother is mourning...

WHERE IS THE TRAIN COMING FROM

Different branches of art have their expressive means. Painting uses visual forms, literature uses words, and cinema uses both (and, of course, many more). It is interesting to observe how the same message, topic, is transferred from one field of art to another or how a work of one field becomes an inspiration ...

OH, THESE DESTRUCTIVE ILLUSIONS OF OURS

In real life, we humans often become victims of our own emotionality, dreamy nature and naivety. Often, without thinking, we get trapped in the whirlpool of our own fantasies and forget to look at reality objectively. We are admired by things or people, and we cannot analyze to what extent the feelings we experience or convey correspond to reality. There are times when we trust those whom we do not even know, we fall in...

WHAT IS DAD SCARED OF?

Alienation in the family is a familiar topic for Georgian cinema. Guram Bakradze's student film, "Dad" (2014) also deals with this topic. It is worth noting that the director told us this problem succinctly, sequentially but without many question marks. The work is devoid of useless details and the attention is focused only on those moments that the director needed for a specific purpose. There are only three main characters in the film, who represent ...

SOCIAL STIGMA AS THREAT TO DISTINCTNESS

Cinema art, with its versatile means of expression, offers the director various opportunities to convey his message to the audience in one form or another. How the director will use this opportunity depends on his talent. An original vision, a distinctive style of narration, relevant topics and many other factors determine the success of the film. One of the most important roles is played by a film narrative, the story development and the film structure which maintains its rhythm ...

HOW TO "ARRANGE" IDEAL CORRUPTION

In the category of short films of the 2022 Tbilisi International Film Festival, a student animated film, "Skyscraper" (2020) was shown, which easily took its place in the list of my favorite works. Rarely have I liked a small cinematic story that puts its message across so succinctly, eloquently and impressively. Moreover, about such an ...

WE PLAY LOTTO

A fable in literature and cinema is an eloquent, expressive and multi-layered form, which excludes ideological-conceptual or intentional violence on the reader/spectator and is organized without standard frameworks, strictly established norms. It breaks stereotypes, is completely distanced from them and is governed by its own internal rules. The form of the modern fable is even ...

RETURN TO LIFE

When one loses a parent, he is orphaned, when – a spouse, he is widowed but when a child dies, it is so terrible that people have not even found a name for it. It is difficult to find an analogue of this tragedy and imagine yourself in the parent’s place. Tinatin Emiridze, with her short film "Black Sea" (2021), tries to convey to the audience ...

TICKET TO EXIT JAIL

A prison is a place where a person’s word has no meaning. Everything is in the hands of only one person, the warden, and it is he who controls what will happen inside the walls. The weak rarely survive, the strong become watchers of the prison and are subject to the warden throughout their stay. Freedom ends at the prison door. The bars surround a person like a snake and suffocate him until he takes his last breath. Everything ...

NATIVE "METALURG"

The Georgian film program at the 24th Tbilisi International Festival could be said to be the weakest in the history of this festival, although there were "pearls" that stood out and provided the audience with amazing emotions. Such an exceptionally good film was Giorgi Varsimashvili and Jeanne Nouchi’s film "Hotel "Metalurg" (2023), which tells the ...
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