Georgian films presented at European film festival

Screenshot from the film Corn Island by George Ovashvili., 02 Jul 2014 - 15:35, Tbilisi,Georgia

Three Georgian films will be shown to the world at one of the most prestigious film events in Central and Eastern Europe.

The largest gathering of film professionals and enthusiasts in the Czech Republic will take place from July 4 to 12 at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which will showcase top new films from around the globe, including a Georgian entry.

A dozen titles will be featured in the main part of the competition – seven in their world premiere and five in their international premiere.

A Georgian film, titled Corn Island by George Ovashvili will be screened within the official section of the festival. Ovashvili, who directed the well-known film The Other Bank will present his new psychological drama that describes an intense relationship between man and nature.

Screenshot from the film Corn Island by George Ovashvili.

Another two Georgian films will also be presented at the Czech Republic festival. Blind Dates (Shemtkhveviti Paemnebi) directed by Levan Koguashvili, will be presented in the Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now section, which represents the best ten film of Europe. Koguashvili is also a Jury member of the section ‘The East of the West’.

Sleeping Lessons by Rusudan Pirveli, which is currently going through post-production processes, will be presented in the section Work in Progress.

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is an event that has a great impact on Tbilisi International Film Festival every year.

The basic concept of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival comes out of the Czech Republic's advantageous geopolitical location at the crossroads between eastern and western Europe. The Festival boasts a 40-year history and its every edition includes nearly 700 press representatives, 800 distributors and sales agents and several hundred International film professionals.

Watch the trailer of the Corn Island below: