Locarno film fest to premiere work co-directed by emerging filmmaker George Varsimashvili

Varsimashvili was part of a workshop mentored by award-winning filmmaker Bela Tarr to produce the film set for Locarno premiere. Photo: Locarno Film Festival.

Agenda.ge, 04 Jul 2019 - 18:18, Tbilisi,Georgia

Paris-based Georgian filmmaker George Varsimashvili will feature at the upcoming Locarno Film Festival where a collective film that involved his efforts under the mentorship of renowned filmmaker Bela Tarr will have its premiere.


Created by young directors selected from around the world, the work — titled Mountains — Loneliness — Desire — consists of 10 short works seen as novellas combined as a single tribute to the theme of highlands around Locarno.


The homage to the surroundings of the  Swiss resort city was derived by organisers of the acclaimed festival, who asked Tarr (Werckmeister Harmonies, The Turin Horse) to mentor the 10 directors in creating their individual contributions.