Eldar Shengelaia – Director

Eldar ShengelaiaEldar Shengelaia was 80 earlier this year and we are delighted that he will be our guest of honour at the 3rd London BGS Georgian Film Festival. Eldar will be here for a Q & A after the screening of his 1968 film An Unusual Exhibition (Arachveulebrivi gamopena) on Monday 30th September at 8.15pm at Riverside Studios

Eldar Shengalaia (1933, Tbilisi) whose father was the film director Nikoloz Shengelaia, mother the actress Nato Vachnadze and his brother is the filmmaker Giorgi Shenglaia, is a Georgian film director and screenwriter, who directed ten films between 1957 and 1996. His most famous films are An Unusual Exhibition (1968) and Blue Mountains, or An Unbelievable Story (1983). From 1990 to 2004 he was a member of the Parliament of Georgia. He has been awarded the titles of the People’s Artist of Georgia (1979) and of the Soviet Union(1988).

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