Friday 27th September at 8.00pm Riverside Studios Box office 020 8237 1111 Book online
With Zura Kipshidze, Natalya Kolyakanova and Avtandil Makharadze (London premiere)
An elegiac recreation of life in a small town in Georgia in the late Soviet period, seen from the point of view of a young boy: traditional weddings and funerals, folklore, spells and cures – the magic of dreams. Beautifully shot mostly in Tbilisi, this is an outstanding debut feature by the nephew of the great filmmaker Sergei Parajanov.
Georgy Paradzhanov (1963, Tbilisi) studied theatre at Tbilisi School of Art (1983), literature at Tbilisi Pushkin Institute (supervisor Nodar Dumbadze). Directed 6 plays at Tbilisi theatre. Followed the course of Rome film Academy (1992). Actor at «Sovremennik» theatre (Moscow) from 1988 to 1990. Graduated in film studies (directing) at Moscow Russian State Film Institute VGIK (1994; supervisor Vladimir Naumov). In 2000 his documentary film I’m A Seagull featured in the 57th Venice Film Festival and made that year’s list of 20 Best European Documentaries. His later film I Died in Childhood (2004) premiered at the 57th Cannes Film Festival. In 2005 his documentary Let Our Days Be Long was screened at the 62nd Venice Film Festival. His other films include Adam’s Children (2007), Valerik (2009) and Prima (2010).