Doha: Three acclaimed Georgian films will be screened at the Katara Drama Theater today, as well as May 25-29. The movies are Tangerines, Dede and Corn Island.
Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, in cooperation with the Embassy of Georgia in Qatar, will screen these films at 7 p.m. Those interested can book tickets through Katara’s website. The film Tangerines will be screened today.
The film was released in 2013 and was directed, written and produced by Zaza Urushadze. Filmed in Georgia, the film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards and was one of five films nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.
He is performed by Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Mikheil Meskhi, Giorgi Nakashidze and Raivo Trass. Dédé will be screened tomorrow. It is directed by Mariam Khatchvani and released in 2017.
It has won ten awards and received three nominations. Some of them include the UNESCO award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2017; Special Mention of the Jury Prize at the Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival. And winner of the production award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in the United States.
At the 2018 Beijing International Film Festival, it won Best Cinematography (Tiantian Prize) and a Best Picture nominee. Dede also won the Jury Prize for Best Film during the International Eurasian Film Festival also in 2018.
Corn Island will screen on May 29. It is a 2014 drama film directed by Giorgi Ovashvili and starring İlyas Salman and Mariam Buturishvili. It won the Crystal Globe and the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. It was also considered for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, making January’s shortlist.