Short film ’Three Steps’ by Ioseb Bliadze to screen at Kiev fest

A still from the short film ‘Three Steps’. Photo: International Film Festival Rotterdam., 06 Apr 2017 - 14:58, Tbilisi,Georgia

The newly premiered short film Three Steps by Georgian director Ioseb Bliadze will be screened to audiences attending the upcoming Kiev International Short Film Festival in Ukraine’s capital later this month.

Bliadze’s work will be part of the sixth edition of the festival promoted as a "meeting point for filmmakers, a source for inspiration and new knowledge for experts, students and cinema lovers”.

Opening in Kiev on April 19, the event will screen submissions for two competition sections, with Three Steps selected for the International Competition.

Bliadze’s short film will be seen by audiences attending the International Competition screening on April 22.

The Georgian-German co-production will go on screen within the program that also includes Out of Reach by filmmaker Efrat Rasner, Time Capsule by director Jan Ijaes and Retrett by Itonje Soeimer Guttormsen.

Three Steps is a 19-minute work following a father and daughter living in a poverty-stricken community in an outskirt of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi. The two struggle for daily survival, sometimes by resorting to stealing.

The film plot follows 13-year old Mariam and her father in outskirts of Tbilisi. Photo: Three Steps film Facebook page.

Along with the struggle against poverty, Mariam also has to deal with the facts of becoming a woman and the fear that her father would betray her in order to make money”, said a summary of the plot for the Kiev festival.

The film is the second short work by Bliadze and was co-written with directors Elmar Imanov and Giga Liklikadze.

Director Ioseb Bliadze (third from left) photographed with his team at International Film Festival Rotterdam. Photo: Three Steps film Facebook page.

It premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands in January and is also expected to debut on screen in Georgia later this year.

The Kiev International Short Film Festival was first held in 2012, with this year’s edition set to run through April 23.