Zaza Khalvashi

Zaza Khalvashi

Georgia

Biography

Zaza was born in Batumi, Georgia (formerly USSR) in 1957. In 1979 graduated from Tbilisi State University faculty of philology, then completed a course at Tbilisi Rustaveli Institute of Literature. In 1982 graduated from Tbilisi State Institute faculty of film directing, studied under two prominent Georgian directors’ supervision - Tengiz Abuladze and Rezo Chkheidze. In 1977-2004 he was employed by the Film Studio Georgian Film, where he directed THERE WHERE I LIVE and MIZERERE. His film NAMME premiered at Tokyo IFF. Currently he divides time between his art and teaching at Batumi State Art University.

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