Germany celebrates Georgian film retrospective

The screening of the Georgian cinema program will be hosted by Hamburg's B-Movie theatre. Photo by Casten Pilch., 02 Mar 2016 - 15:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

The rich legacy of Georgian cinema and some of the country’s more recent films are screening in Hamburg, Germany for one month in a special event to encourage cultural ties between Germany and Georgia.

The B-Movie cinema theatre in Germany's second largest city will screen more than a dozen Soviet-era classics as well as more modern productions that represent creativity in Georgian filmmaking.

A still from the film ‘In Bloom’ by filmmakers Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross. Photo from In Bloom film/Facebook.

The program will include late Soviet director Sergei Parajanov's 1969 masterpiece Sayat Nova, award-winning 2013 film In Bloom by filmmakers Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross and director Zaza Rusadze's acclaimed feature work A Fold in My Blanket.

The screening program will feature fiction and documentary works as well as talks. To complement this, the German-Caucasian Association Lile eV will organise a hospitality reception at the occasions.

See the trailer for director Zaza Rusadze's 2013 feature film A Fold in My Blanket below:

Founded in 1999, the German-Caucasian Association served to foster "cultural contacts between the Caucasian countries and Germany".

The retrospective program of Georgian cinema is supported by the Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.