ANNOTATION OF ONE DESTINY OF MANY SOULS

Georgia of 1980s and 1990s gave birth to many interesting and, at the same time, such fates in the generation of "underground" musicians and artists, which caused a fearful thought even when looking towards the future. The main character of Keko Chelidze's film "Dead Souls’ Vacation" (2020), musician Levan Svanidze is one of those who found illusory peace in time and emptiness. The interest in the 45-year-old musician, who is actually unemployed...

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LIFE AS A MASQUERADE

Man is a small, pitiful creature. He only thinks about his own well-being. He has a big ego that he satisfies and feeds all his life, he doesn't look beyond himself, he doesn't care what happens to others and how he will be, he doesn't want to bare his feelings and care for the other person, he doesn't recognize other people's problems until it affects him directly. He thinks that the more he puts his "self" forward, puffs out his heart and walks like that, the better he will appear in others’ eyes. People, sometimes, are so weak that they build their happiness on the misfortune ...

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Beyond the "Horizon"

There was a time when only a few women directors made films in the world cinema as well as in the Georgian cinema. Film directing, quite unreasonably, used to be considered more of a men's job. In today's Georgian cinema, many female filmmakers are indeed successful. In most of their films, the main characters are women, the world revolves around them with daily problems and not only. This time, the main character of Tinatin Kajrishvili's ...

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DAM – SYMBOL OF HOPE OR HOPELESSNESS

  30 years have passed since the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict but it is still a bloodstained, unhealed pain. Representatives of various fields of art try to reflect this sore point in their works: there are many musical, literary and film samples that convey this issue and many artistic and documentary films have been shot. War remains forever in people's mind, even decades after its end, that is why it is always relevant and it is more interesting to present it in a new way. Documentary film is one of the good ways to bring the problem ...

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WORLD HEROES BOUND BY THE BURDEN OF FREEDOM

One of the biggest strangeness of the modern world existance, which at the same time is difficult to accept, is a tolerant-minded society which is obsessed with the complex but can do nothing to adapt to the inevitable truths of life. The film "Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry” (2023, dir. Elene Naveriani) is a screen adaptation of the story of the same name. In general, depending on the tradition of screen adaptation, the audience looks for a "new vision" or subtexts ...

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AGONY

People often make rash decisions. They do something and don't even think about the consequences. The most important thing for them is to solve the existing problem at that moment and take a breath, not caring what the consequences may be. Sometimes they forget that there are no hopeless situations. The only irreversible state is death, dead people cannot be revived. Fathers are the main problem – solvers ...

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HISTORY OF ONE CRIME

One of the tasks of short film is to present young directors. This format allows the author to introduce a wider audience his artistic language, findings and insights. With a small budget and in less time, the director can create a film that will be remembered by movie lovers. The more experimental such a film is, the more interesting it can be for film critics. Georgian ...

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DISTANCE FROM POLAND TO GEORGIA

Memories never leave people. They are only forgotten for a short while and then suddenly resurface. These fragments of the past are sometimes a punishment, sometimes a gift – they contain what the mind wants to remember and what part of life has been forgotten. They don't have time and space. The story that happened in the past moves the conscious into the unconscious and stores its abbreviated, relatively distorted ...

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NANA + SIMON = HAPPY FAMILY

Attending the premiere of a Georgian film at a film festival abroad is a very exciting and unforgettable event, especially if this premiere turns out to be successful. Fortunately, I have experienced such facts many times. Two such premieres are related to film directors – Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross. So it was in 2013, at the Berlinale, when the first screening of the film "Long Bright Days" was followed by a film award and many international film festivals...

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"HEY, DADDY, TELL ME, WHERE ARE YOU?"

The time when the release of a new Georgian film was a special event is long gone. Starting from Tbilisi, where there used to be more than twenty cinemas ending with the highland villages, where there was a mobile cinema set, which was carried by car (and in heavy snow – by cart) to the waiting audience. Today, the premiere of a new film will be shown successfully in any of the few capital's cinema halls, it will go around foreign film festival screens...

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