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Horizon | Horizonti | Dir: Tinatin Kajrishvili | Country: Georgia/Sweden | 2018

Berlinale: Alief Acquires International Rights for Panorama Player ‘Horizon’ - Variety

The change in Giorgi’s life could not be more radical. The city, art, his regular, middle-class existence and his marriage to Ana are all behind him. In an inhospitable environment, surrounded only by a handful of strangers, he is trying to pick up the pieces of his life. But his wounds are deep, and the shadows of his happy past repeatedly catch up with him. – Berlinale Panorama


World Premiere:  68th Berlinale PANORAMA Section


“This accomplished, absorbing, even-handed look at the pain of a marital breakup should broaden the director’s fan base on the festival circuit.” – Variety



Scary Mother | Sashishi Deda | Dir:Ana Urushadze | Country:Georgia/Estonia | 2017

One of “Ten of the Best Arthouse Films of 2017″ – AnOther Magazine (UK)

Locarno: Alief Enters Sales Biz, Acquiring International Rights to Artizm’s ‘Scary Mother’ – Variety


In Georgian filmmaker Ana Urushadze’s gripping and bleakly comic feature debut, Manana, a 50-year-old Tbilisi mother abandons her duties as a wife and mother to pursue an obsessive and hermetic life of writing poetry. In a performance of coiled fear and rage that recalls the best of Isabelle Huppert, Nato Murvanidze plunges into Manana‘s feverish imagination. Scary Mother, which won awards at film festivals around the world, is a haunting, singular new vision. – Film Society Lincoln Center


WINNER: Best First Feature – 70th Locarno FF, WINNER: Youth Jury Award – 70th Locarno FF, WINNER: Best Feature Film – 23rd Sarajevo FF, WINNER: Cineuropa Award – 23rd Sarajevo FF, WINNER: Best Feature Film – 1st El Gouna FF, WINNER: Critics Society Award – 1st El Gouna FF, WINNER: Special Jury Mention – 19th Mumbai FF, WINNER: Youth Jury Award – 54th Antalya IFF, WINNER: Audience Award – 1st Pingyao IFF, WINNER: Best New Director – 3rd Asian World FF, WINNER: Best Actress – 11th Asian Pacific Screen Awards, WINNER: Jury Grand Prize – 11th Asian Pacific Screen Awards, WINNER: Best Director – 55th Gijon FF, WINNER: Best Cinematography – 55th Gijon FF, WINNER: Youth Jury Award – 55th Gijon FF, WINNER: Swarovski Award – 28th Singapore IFF, WINNER: Prometheus Best Film – 18th Tbilisi IFF, WINNER: Special Jury Award – 18th Tbilisi IFF, WINNER: Honorable Mention Jordan Ressler Award – 35th Miami FF. OPENING NIGHT FILM: Berlin Critics Week 2018. IN COMPETITION: Vancouver IFF 2017,  Chicago IFF 2017, Mostra Sao Paulo FF 2017, Leeds FF 2017, Listapad FF 2017, Carthage FF 2017, Cork FF 2017, GOA IFF 2017, Kerala IFF 2017, Les Arcs European FF 2017, Santa Barbara FF 2018, 42nd Hong Kong IFF 2018.


Official Selection, 47th New Directors/New Films

In Competition, 61st San Francisco International Film Festival

Official Selection, 37th Istanbul Film Festival


“Freedom, ferocity and freakishness in Ana Urushadze’s darkly daring debut” – Variety

“Further proof that Georgia’s emergent new wave of young film-makers still has plenty of juice in the tank.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Bold debut enveloped in a transfixing style. It’s a fever dream translated into the aesthetics of Eastern European social realism.” – Screen Anarchy


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