Intertional Film Festival of India’s ‘Country Focus’ will feature Georgia this year with four films from that country being screened.
The Ambassador of Georgia to India Zurab Katchkatchishvili and Nana Janelidze, who was the joint script writer of Monanieba (Repentance) that will be screened as the inaugural film of this section, are expected to be present for its screening on 23rd November. Incidentally, this film won the special jury prize at the Cannes film festival in the 1980s.
Other films from Georgia that will be screened are Temur Babluani’s Udzinarta Mze (The sun of the sleepless), Sergei Parajanov’s Ambavi Suramis Tsikhitsa (The legend of Suram Fortress) and Georgy Shengelaya’s Pirosmani based on the Georgian painter Niko Pirosmanashvili.
Georgian cinema is considered sharp in style, imagery, poetry yet savage, innovative, visceral, energetic and at the same time rooted in literature, the arts as well as cognition and yet its making is one the best kept secrets in the world.