Keep Smiling (Gaigimet) – Rusudan Chkonia France/Georgia/Luxembourg 2012 90m PG with Q & A
Monday 30th September at 3.45pm Riverside Studios Box office 020 8237 1111 Book online
With Tamar Bziava, Ia Sukhitashvili, Gia Roinishvili, Nana Shonia, Olga Babluani (London premiere)
Last years Georgian selection for the 85th Academy Awards Foreign Language nomination, the film is a black comedy about the dramatic events during an unusual beauty contest. Ten women, half of them from the poorest section of society and with a large number of children, are desperate to win the main prize.
This screening will be followed by a Q & A with the director
Rusudan Chkonia (1978, Tbilisi) is a Georgian screenwriter and director. She graduated from the Georgian Shota Rustaveli State University of Theatre and Film with a degree in directing. Her graduation film Children Without a Name won several international awards. Keep Smiling has had much recognition at various festivals including the Venice Days 2012 (a parallel programme to the Venice Film Festival).