Dito Tsintsadze’s 2008 war feature 'Shindisi' receives Warsaw Film Festival Grand Prix

  • The film's European debut was held at the Warsaw Film Festival in October. Photo: Shot from the film

Agenda.ge, 20 Oct 2019 - 13:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

The oscar-nominated film of Georgian director Dito Tsintsadze, Shindisi, about the 2008 August War, received Grand Prix at the Warsaw Film Festival yesterday, while Dito Tsintsadze was named best director.

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.

Watch the film trailer: