Lana Gogoberidze – Director

Lana GogoberidzeLana Gogoberidze will be in London to talk about Women In Georgian Cinema on Sunday September 29th at 2.30pm at Riverside Studios, followed by a screening of Nutsa Ghoghoberidze‘s 1930 film Buba which Lana will introduce.

Lana Gogoberidze (Tbilisi, 1928) graduated from the Tbilisi State University (Department of the English Language and Literature) in 1955. She wrote her dissertation on Social Nature and Walt Whitman’s Poetry and had two collections of poetry translations of Walt Whitman and R.Tagore published. In 1958, she graduated from the Department of Filmmaking of the Moscow State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). Between 1958 and 1992 she shot the following feature films: Under One Sky, See the Sun, Frontiers, When Almonds Blossomed, The Waltz on the Pechora, Some Interviews on Personal Questions, The Little Incident, Whirlwind and Day is Longer than Night selected for the Cannes Film Festival 1984. She holds the State Award of the USSR (1979), State Award of Georgian SSR (1984), People’s Artist of Republic of Georgia and Order of Honour. In 1988, she was elected President of the International Association of Women Directors with headquarters in London. She has been a jury panel member and chair at many international film festivals. She was elected to the Parliament of Georgia in 1992-1995 and in 2004 served as Georgia’s Ambassador to France. In recognition of her efforts in filmmaking, poetry, translation and in promoting Georgia-France friendship, Lana Gogoberidze received the French National Order of the Legion of Honour in 1997.

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