Khibula

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    Khibula

    Directed by

    Georgia, Germany, France

    2017

    99 min

    • Georgian

    Drama

    A man elected by his people to become the head of a newly independent country, gets ousted by a coup d´état shortly after. He flees into the mountains where loyal troops are rumored to be waiting for him. He plans to meet them and come back from his exile to regain his power. Full of hope he is following his guardians into the mountains, in order to regroup with his true fellowers and reach the popped-off glory times again. But the journey turns out to be a restless one, between trust and distrust, between hope and despair. His dreams blend with reality as his feelings of insecurity grow. Finally, he has to meet his fate.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Hossein Mahjoob
    Kishvard Manvelishvili
    Nodar Dzidziguri
    Zurab Antelava
    Screenplay
    Roelof-Jan Minneboo
    Cinematography
    Enrico Lucidi
    Editing
    Sun-Min Kim
    Music
    Joseph Bardanashvili
    Sales
    PLUTO FILM
    Production
    ALAMDARY FILM
    Production
    42 FILM
    Production
    ARIZONA PRODUCTIONS
    George Ovashvili

    George Ovashvili

    Georgia

    Nowadays it’s mainly seen as problematic but working with 35mm gives me more faith in myself.

    George Ovashvili is a Georgian director, writer and producer. He is a graduate from the film department of the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre (1996) and the course of filmmaking of The New York Film Academy of Universal Studio in Hollywood (2006). He made his debut with two short films Wagonnet (1997) and Eye Level (2005). His first feature film, THE OTHER BANK (2009) premiered in Generation at the Berlin International Film Festival 2009 and won over 50 international prizes. His second feature CORN ISLAND (2014) won the Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014 and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards’s best foreign language film in 2015. KHIBULA (2017) ended the trilogy of long features, dedicated to the recent history of director’s home country. Film premiered in the main competition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017.

    Selected Filmography