The Dash Café with BGS special screening of “Lucky Village” July 3 2013
The Dash Café with the British Georgian Society present:
a special screening of
Wednesday 3rd July 2013, 7:30pm | Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
The Dash Café is pleased to present this special event in partnership with the British Georgian Society: a rare screening of the fascinating 1993 Georgian film “Lucky Village”, directed by Giorgi Levashov-Tumanishvili and starring Tim Pigott-Smith, Zurab Kipshidze and Shota Kristeshasvili.
The ward of the Narcotics Unit of the Tbilisi mental hospital, Georgia, is an unexpected safe haven from the civil war which rages beyond the bars and walls of the hospital. A new patient is admitted – a middle-aged alcoholic. As a voluntary inmate of ’Lucky Village’ he pieces together the fragments of his childhood in the streets of Stalin’s Georgia. Into this world arrives Michael (Tim Pigott-Smith), a British diplomat, with the DTs.
“Lucky Village” began filming in Georgia in May 1991 and was completed in extraordinary conditions of counter-revolution and imperial collapse, military take-over and civil war.
The screening will be followed by a short discussion and Q&A with Dash Artistic Director Tim Supple and “Lucky Village” Associate Producer Marina Tsitsishvili.
The Café will also feature a set from the The Maspindzeli Choir singing songs from the ancient polyphonic tradition of Georgia.
Bare, beautiful and once heard never forgotten— Time Out, 25 May 2011.
No advance booking required, you can just turn up on the night; BUT to let us know you’re coming and go on the guest list, email email@example.com