Berlinale Film Festival to premiere Tinatin Kajrishvili’s ’Horizon’

A roster of Georgian actors is cast in 'Horizon'. Photo:, 25 Jan 2018 - 16:56, Tbilisi,Georgia

Filmmaker Tinatin Kajrishvili’s latest feature Horizon will have its international premiere at the upcoming Berlinale Film Festival in Germany’s capital next month.

With organisers of the prominent festival in the process of revealing their full program, Kajrishvili’s newly completed work was announced in the Panorama section.

The co-production between Georgia and Sweden will be among the 37 international premieres screened in Panorama, with 47 films from 40 countries selected in total.

In screenplay by Kajrishvili, Horizon shows its two principal protagonists struggling to restore their lives after separation.

George Bochorishvili and Ia Sukhitashvili are cast as the main characters of the feature that was shot in Poti, Kobuleti, Batumi and Tbilisi, with main filming done on an island of Poti’s Paliastomi Lake.

Supported by the Georgian National Film Centre and the Swedish Film Institute, the filming was held from February-April 2017.

A still from 'Horizon' by Tinatin Kajrishvili. Photo:

Horizon will follow Kajrishvili's 2014 Berlinale-screened Brides, with the director also working on another co-production in Citizen Saint.

Kajrishvili graduated from the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University in 2001 before completing Brides, her debut feature.

The full program for the 68th edition of Berlinale Film Festival will be published by organisers on February 6.

Georgian-born Soviet director Mikhail Kalatozov’s acclaimed 1957 feature The Cranes Are Flying will be among seven cinema classics to be screened at the event.

The feature was shot at filming locations throughout Georgia. Photo:

The Berlin Critics’ Week, a platform for debating cinema during the festival, will open with Ana Urushadze’s award-winning debut feature Scary Mother.

The Berlinale Talents summit for film professionals will host filmmaker Anna Sarukhanova, director and producer Rati Tsiteladze and screenwriter and producer Nino Varsimashvili in their meetings with prospective partners.

The Books at Berlinale section will host a pitching of author Dato Turashvili’s novel Another Amsterdam, with the prospect of a film adaptation of its script.

This year’s Berlinale festival will run from February 15-25.