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

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

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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


In-Competition, 68th Berlinale PANORAMA Section


 4 STARS – View Of The Arts (UK)

“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

“Horizon unspools at an unhurried, lyrical pace. While the two leads both give crisp, naturalistic performances, the otherworldly setting is arguably the real star presence here.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A layered exploration of the unbearable loss the hero feels after his wife leaves him.” – Cineuropa


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

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: Egyptian 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 LA
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: Inspiring Woman in Film 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
In Competition: Vancouver IFF 2017
In Competition: Chicago IFF 2017
In Competition: Mostra Sao Paulo FF 2017
In Competition: Leeds FF 2017
In Competition: Listapad FF 2017
In Competition: Carthage FF 2017
In Competition: Cork FF 2017
In Competition: GOA IFF 2017
In Competition: Kerala IFF 2017
In Competition: Les Arcs European FF 2017
In Competition: Santa Barbara FF 2018
Opening Night Film: Berlin Critics Week 2018


In Competition, 23rd Vilnius Film Festival

In Competition, 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival

Official Selection, 47th New Directors/New Films


“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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