Toronto Film Fest to premiere ‘Comets’ by Tamar Shavgulidze

The feature is built around two protagonists exploring their shared memories and affinity for one another. Photo: TIFF., 09 Aug 2019 - 16:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

A story of two women caught up in emotional ties of shared memories will be introduced to viewers through an international premiere of Comets by filmmaker Tamar Shavgulidze at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

With her latest feature, Shavgulidze will be featured in the Discovery section of the Canadian event, as the work featuring a cast of Georgian actors is screened to visitors of the high-profile cinema celebration.

Its storyline develops as two protagonists have a reunion at a holiday retreat where they spent their childhood, long after their last encounter.

Three decades after their separation, Irina and Nana remain mesmerized by memories of earlier days. But when Irina returns to the small community she left — where Nana stayed to start a traditional family — the women must reconcile with the past and their complex feelings,” a preview for the festival said.