Illustrator, animation director Givi Kasradze dies aged 91

Director, illustrator and painter Givi Kasradze. Photo via Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia., 18 Jan 2021 - 17:02, Tbilisi,Georgia

Cinema professionals in Georgia on Monday paid tributes illustrator, animation film director and artist Givi Kasradze, who died aged 91.

Colleagues and friends were joined in condolences by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia which released its brief tribute to the creative who left his mark on a range of Soviet-era cinema productions.

Kasradze worked extensively on animation works, directing and animating the popular 1985 film I'll Return as the Rain and the 1979 Komble.

He also contributed to The Wolf and the Lamb (1981), Someone is Late for the Bus (1967) and Niko and Siko (1961).

Born in 1929, Kasradze went on to work in print illustration and teach painting at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, beside his creative career in cinema. His work in the latter field was recognised with membership in the Creative Union of Cinematographers of Georgia.