Filmmaker Zura Mamagulashvili’s documentary to premiere at Nyon fest

A still from the documentary ‘Why Pigs Don’t Have a Name?!’. Photo: Visions du Reel., 14 Mar 2018 - 18:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

Switzerland’s upcoming Visions du Reel film festival will premiere young Georgian filmmaker Zura Mamagulashvili’s short work Why Pigs Don’t Have a Name?! in its program next month.

The documentary, on the subject of humans’ treatment of animals, will have its international debut at the Nyon-based festival’s Opening Scenes section.

Caesar is a beautiful and lively piglet bought in a small market. His owner loves him. He even knits him a red sweater to keep him warm. But will all this care change the fatal outcome of his destiny?”
[This is a] film about our relationship with the animals that we eat daily even though we might still think that we love them very much”, said a preview of the film for the festival.

Produced in Georgian language, the documentary will screen at the Nyon festival with subtitles for the audience.

Its two runs for the event will come on April 17 and 20, with the former screening followed by a discussion with viewers.

The 33-minute work is a winner of GIPA Doc U, a student film festival of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs.

Visions du Reel screened 179 films from 55 different countries in 2017, including 130 world or international premieres.

Its recent editions involved screening of works by Georgian filmmakers, with Shorena Tevzadze’s Didube, the Last Stop premiering last year and The Dazzling Light of Sunset by Salome Jashi taking the Best New Film award of the event in 2016.

This year’s edition of the cinema event will run between April 12-21.