Friday, 29 April 2011

I was "Born In Georgia"

So you are thinking Georgia, I don't know much about Georgia...
Georgia is a small country that Boarders Turkey and Russia. It was also part of the Soviet Union and produced many films at that time.  We have the youngest president: Mikheil Saakashvili and We have delicious food which you can try at any one of these:
Anyway, this tiny country is involved in a war or revolution of some sort most of the time, making it impossible for the country to grow properly. Along with the country, the people don't grow.
I for one was present at the war which took place in 2008 and it was a pretty traumatising experience to be honest.
Born in Georgia (2010) by Tamar Shavgulidze is debut feature. The story covers the period preceding the 2008 war, 4 friends try to preserve their friendship and humanity by creating a micro-world in which they live inside of Georgia.
The film premieres on the 28th of April  in Tbilisi and I have high hopes for it. It's about time someone made a film in vivid colours that explores humans on a deeper level and not just the stereotypical dreary documentary-style films that have been brought forward to us in the past. It would be nice to export a film like this to show the rest of the world something new about us.
Saying this, Georgian films made after the 70's have been pretty cringe worthy (except one or two) which I will discuss some other time. I hope the Georgian film industry will thrive once again....VIVA GEORGIAN CINEMA!
Behind the Scenes-Born In Georgia shoot

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