The oscar-nominated film of the Georgian director Dito Tsintsadze Shindisi about the 2008 August War will be screened at the Warsaw Film Festival on October 11.
This will be the film’s European debut, the Georgian National Film Centre (GNFC) reported. Shindisi was premiered in Tbilisi over a week ago.
Shindisi is a village where one of the crucial battles occurred between the Russian and Georgian troops on August 11, 2008 and claimed the lives of 17 Georgian soldiers.
The 20-member cast underwent training at the base of the Georgian Defence Ministry for fighting scenes. Actors Goga Pipinashvili and Dato Bakhtadze play the leading roles in the film.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, film producer Edmond Miniashvili and film director Dito Tsintsadze after the film premier in Tbilisi on September 27. Photo: Georgian Government's press office