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HORIZON

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

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UPCOMING FESTIVALS

In-Competition, 68th Berlinale PANORAMA Section

 

SCARY MOTHER

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

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

(Variety) Official Georgia entry Best Foreign Language Film Oscars 2018

Scary Mother

WINNER: Best First Feature & Youth Jury Awards – 70th Locarno FF
WINNER: Best Feature Film & Cineuropa Awards – 23rd Sarajevo FF
WINNER: Best Feature Film & Egyptian Critics Society Awards -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 Award – 3rd Asian World FF Los Angeles
WINNER: Best Actress & Jury Grand Prize Awards – 11th Asian Pacific Screen Awards
WINNER: Best Director, Cinematography & Youth Jury Awards – 55th Gijon FF
WINNER: Inspiring Woman in Film Award – 28th Singapore IFF
WINNER: Prometheus Best Film & Special Jury Awards – 18th Tbilisi IFF

(Variety) Berlinale: Georgia’s Alief Acquires International Rights for Panorama Player ‘Horizon’ (EXCLUSIVE)

A middle age housewife, Manana, struggles with her dilemma – she has to choose between her family life and her passion, writing, which she had repressed for years – she decides to follow her passion and plunges herself into writing, sacrificing to it mentally and physically.

UPCOMING FESTIVALS

In Competition, 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Opening Night Film, 4th Berlin Critics Week

In Competition, 35th Miami International Film Festival

REVIEWS

“The current buzz around Georgia’s national cinema is set to continue in 2018, with director Ana Urushadze’s wildly imaginative and surrealistic debut feature Scary Mother among the delights to watch for.” – The Calvert Journal

“Further proof that Georgia’s emergent new wave of young film-makers still has plenty of juice in the tank. With prizes and positive reviews making a solid case for niche theatrical business.” – The Hollywood Reporter

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

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

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