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A GEORGIAN WEEKEND OF NEW AND CLASSIC FILMS AT REGENT STREET CINEMA
16 April, 2016 - 17 April, 2016
SATURDAY 16 APRIL
Levan Tutberidze Two features by the pathbreaking director: Trip to Karabakh (4pm), based on Aka Morchiladze’s landmark novel, which launched Georgia’s cinematic revival in 2005.
Moira (8:15pm – UK Premiere) On the Black sea coast, a man just out of jail strives to support his family with a fishing boat he names after the goddess of fate. Georgian entry for best foreign language film for the 2016 Oscars.
Contemporary Georgian documentaries (2pm + 6:15pm) including Zaza Rusadze’s Bandits, about the 1983 hijacking of a Soviet airliner.
Plus shorts: Tornike Bziava’s April Chill, on the awakening conscience of a Russian soldier in the 1989 crackdown; and Levan Shubashvili’s The Enclosed Space, filmed at Tbilisi zoo during the summer floods of 2015.
SUNDAY 17 APRIL
Masterpieces of Georgian cinema Tengiz Abuladze’s classic trilogy of 1967-84: The Plea (2pm); The Wishing Tree (3:40pm); Repentance (5:50pm). A surreal critique of Stalin’s most feared lieutenant, Lavrenti Beria, the final film became a symbol of glasnost; Otar Iosseliani’s 1996 Brigands Chapter VII (8:40pm), a fragmented classic on the disintegration of the 1990s.
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