Georgian Director’s Film Wins Top Prize at Iranian Festival

A film by Georgian Director Levan Tutberidze won the Golden Jasmine prize at the Jasmine International Film Festival in Iran. ‘The Village’ beat nine other shortlisted films, including works from Iran, Central, East and South Asia.

‘The Village’ was funded by the Georgian National Film Center. The Film premiered at Seattle International Film Festival last spring. It is the first time a Georgian production has screened at a Middle Eastern Cinema festival.

The film tells the story of a young British Photographer, Amy, who travels to a remote Georgian mountainous region with her boyfriend in order to save their ailing relationship, only to witness a clash between her idealism and the mountain village with its mysterious local customs.

‘The Village’ is also on the program for the Warsaw International Film Festival, held from 9th-18th October in Poland.

Tutberidze’s other recent film ‘Moira’ has been selected as Georgia’s entry for the 2016 Academy Awards Foreign Language Section.

‘The Village’ is set to hit Georgian cinemas in the next few weeks.

Ana Akhalaia

14 October 2015 15:40