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Georgian documentary films at the Bologna Film Festival

15:27 | 18 June, 2019

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Georgian documentary short films, preserved in the National Archives of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia: "Tuji", "Khabazebi", "Mekvle" and "Arabeski about Pirosmani" will be screened on June 27 at the Bologna Film Festival – “II Cinema Ritrovato”.

The films will be presented by the studio curator, the deputy director of the Central Archive of Audio-Visual and Film Documents of the National Archives of Georgia, the film critic Nino Dzandzava.

Film festival will open on June 22 and will last till June 30. The Festival, founded in 1986 by Bologna Cinematics, is an internationally important cultural event. The restored voice and silent films are shown in a separate section.

"Tuji" (1964. Directed by Otar Ioseliani, Studio "Mematiane"), “Khabazebi” (1970. Directed by Bidzina Rachvelishvili, "Georgian TV-Films Studio"), “Mekvle”  (1981. Directed by Goderdzi Chokheli, Studio "Mematiane") and "Arabeski about Pirosmani" (1985. Directed by Sergo Parajanov, studio "Mematiane") will be presented at the Film Festival from Georgia. These documentaries have been restored digitally in 2018-2019 by Central Archive of Audio-Visual and Film Documents of the National Archives of Georgia. Giorgi Kakabadze, Nino Dzandzava and Shalva Mikutishvili have worked on the project.

The films are united "beyond the Soviet propaganda: A set of Georgian short documentary films" and will be shown in the festival section "Recovered & Restored". In this section, besides Georgian films, world classic movies, such as:  Jean Renoir’s "Toni", Luis Buñuel’s “Age of Gold”, Federico Fellini’s “I clowns”, John Cassavetes’s “Husbands” and etc. will be shown.

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