Moira Wins Best Picture at Asian World Film Festival

Film by Georgian Director Levan Tutberidze, Moira, has won Best Picture at the annual Asian World Film Festival, which ran from October 26 to November 2 in Los Angeles.

The festival featured foreign language films from 50 different countries from Asia.

The Georgian movie, also nominated for an Oscar, had its world premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival on September 23rd.

The movie tells the story of a poverty-stricken family at the seaside struggling to temot acts of crime and instead make an honest living.

Moira, in this story is not only the name of the goddess of fate, but also a fishing rod owned by the two main characters.

“Through ‘Moira’ we can rediscover what film can accomplish, not pushing a message but slowly, and surely pulling us into a story with such cinematic artistry, scale, strength and beauty,” said jury member Yoko Narahashi. “A tale of brotherly, family love set in the harshness of a Georgian sea port with universal themes that remind us of Arthur Miller.”

Tutberidze, who began his movie career in 1989 as an actor, has a filmography covering 12 works, including documentaries, TV films and features that include ‘I’ll Die Without You’ (2010) and The Village (2015). He also participated in anthology film ‘Tbilisi I Love you’ in 2013.

05 November 2015 17:42