The Other Bank
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    The Other Bank

    Gagma napiri

    Directed by

    Georgia, Kazakhstan


    90 min

    • Georgian


    A young refugee and his mother flee ethnic cleansing in the Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgina capital of Tbilisi, the young boy encounters difficulties with his mother, and begins a lonely journey back to Abkahzia to find his father.


    Tedo Bekhauri
    Tamar Meskhi
    Archil Tabukashvili
    Rustam Ibragimbekov(adaptation) George Ovashvili (adaptation) Nugzar Shataidze
    Shahriar Assadi
    Sun-min Kim
    George Ovashvili

    George Ovashvili


    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. BEAUTIFUL HELEN (2020) was selected at the Sofia Meetings 2020.

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