Khibula

Khibula

Director : George Ovashvili/Georgia|France|Germany/97/Georgian/2017

In 1991 Zviad Gamsachurdia became the first democratically elected president of the newly independent Georgia, yet within a few months he was ousted in a military coup. George Ovashvili, a prized Georgian filmmaker with a bold directorial style, begins his third film at this juncture in history. The director accompanies Gamsachurdia – the head of state turned fugitive as a result of the putsch – and a group of loyal troops on a trek to the mountains to regroup with his supporters. With their help he will retake power, or so he earnestly hopes… Ovashvili has no intention of serving up a classic biographical study or of bringing judgment down upon political actions. Instead, he uses historical events as a frame to shape an archetypal story told with light melancholy and an unmistakable visual poetic. Set against an imposing Caucasus backdrop, we witness a man fighting for power while waging an internal struggle as he heads to meet his fate.

Director : George Ovashvili Screenplay : Roelof Jan Minneboo, George Ovashvili Producer : George Ovashvili, Eike Goreczka, Christoph Kukula, Guillaume de Seille DoP  : Enrico Lucidi Editor : Sun-Min Kim Music : Josef Bardanashvili Sound Design : Johannes Doberenz Cast :Hossein Mahjoob, Kishvard Manvelishvili, Nodar Dzidziguri, Lika Babluani,

Awards/Festivals : Official selection Competition at Karvoly Vary International Film Festival

 

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