In 2006, the film director Ilo Ghlonti presented the audience a short film "Five Variations" which was a great success. Shot with a subjective camera, this work tells one family’s adventures as seen by five characters. It is true that during the existence of cinema, many films have been created on this principle, including great directors. For example, the Japanese Akira Kurosawa's film “Rashomon” (1950) was the first to appeal to a new vision (a story seen differently by several people, thus subverting established film dramaturgy). As far as is known, there was no similar precedent in Georgian cinema.
From the very first days of its birth, cinema has always tried to realize its main "task"- to tell a story in an interesting way with independent and original audiovisual methods. Logically, the methods, forms and content of cinematic narration and delivery have undergone large-scale development and transformation during its existence. Neither is it unusual that the main characters of films, who are not only in the center of attention but also become "narrators" themselves, are not directly human, but also other spiritual or non-spiritual beings.
In the history of Georgian cinema, the characteristics of the vision constantly changed in the footsteps of poetic and metaphorical artistic thinking, as well as what today is called modernity perceived as facts and events, which is always accompanied by an existential crisis caused by changes or wars and pandemics.
Kote Chabakauri's short student film "Toy Horse" (2019) has three characters: Giorgi (Tedo Bekauri), Mother (Nino Kvitatiani) and Keto (Keti Chkhartishvili). The director describes one part of the main character, Giorgi’s life, which may be considered as a turning point in the routine of this character.
A rather strange story is shown depicted in David Chadashvili's short student film, "Sam" (2021). The main character, Sam (Vakhtang Vakhtangadze), whose name we learn from his wife (Maria Giorgobiani), is in great trouble - he cannot wake up. He does it several times but none of them are real because each one is a dream. Initially, these dreams are relatively short and then the duration of the "mirages" increases.
"Hello, ma'am, do you have any vacancies?" - a voice is heard from behind the shot, still in the background of the black screen and credits - this is how the director Keko Chelidze begins to introduce the main character of her film, “Dead Souls' Vacation” (2020) to the audience. Somewhere in the fourth minute, the music starts, and the hero himself is clearly visible - a small, thin man standing at the crossroads, holding a big guitar, to which the sounding melody belongs. He introduces himself like this: "I'm Levan, Svanidze, a musician, 44 years old, I live with my mother, which should not be surprising, somewhere at the end of the Didi Dighomi district, and I'm trying…well, to make something happen..."
რეზო ხობუას მოკლემეტრაჟიანი სტუდენტური ფილმი, „ქილერი“ (2018) გადმოსცემს ამბავს დაქირავებულ მკვლელზე, რომელიც დაქირავებული ნამდვილად არის, თუმცა მკვლელი, როგორც ჩანს, არა. სიუჟეტი მთავარი პერსონაჟის ფსიქოლოგიას ეხება, მაგრამ იმდენად ზედაპირულია, რომ 10-წუთიანი ფილმის ბოლოს პასუხზე მეტი კითხვა რჩება და არც ეს კითხვებია ისეთი, მაყურებელს პასუხების პოვნის სურვილი ან საშუალება რომ მისცეს. ფილმის მთავარი ხარვეზი დრამატურგიაა. როდესაც ისეთი …
Lana Gogoberidze has had a prominent place in Georgian cinema for more than 60 years. From the very beginning of her work, in the first feature film, "Under One Sky" (1961), her interest in the fate of women, their problems, which is inherent in all her work, was evident. But the reflection of this topic concentrates on the fateful and dramatic date of the totalitarian country – the year 1937, which destroyed the largest part of the outstanding, thinking, creative people of the country and their family members. The director focused on the tragic events of her childhood forever imprinted in her memory and the resulting emotions. As a result of studying the existing available and objective documentation, she, at the age of 93, made a documentary film, "Mother and Daughter or the Night is Never Complete."