Georgian Film Succeeds at International Film Festival in Rome

A Georgian film, Invisible Spaces, directed by Georgian film director Dea Kulumbegashvili won the Best International Short Film Award at the Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF) held in Italy on May 7-15. Movies from more than 40 countries were participating in this Festival.

Invisible Spaces in an intimate glimpse into the world where family hierarchy and the place of woman are uncontested,” stated the RIFF website.

Invisible Spaces was the first film in the history of independent Georgia to participate in the Cannes International Film Festival.

The minimalist 10-minute drama tells the story of a seemingly calm family morning that falls apart to reveal hidden tensions. It shows the barriers in which a priest husband holds his infuriate wife confined, which creates the ‘invisible space.’

Besides the Cannes Film Festival, in 2014 Invisible Spaces was also nominated for the Best Short Film prize at the Les Arcs European Film Festival and the Uppsala International Short Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the Uppsala Award in memory of Ingmar Bergman, an award which is given to young and promising filmmakers.

Nino Melikishvili

23 May 2015 13:02