GIFF(180)Venue: St. James’ Church
Date: Sunday 17th March
Time: 4pm – screening/reception at 3.30pm
Cost: €6

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The winning shorts films from The Georgian Irish Film Festival will be presented in St. James’ Church following a tea & coffee reception in Benner’s Hotel

House on Cross Road

18mins/2012/Georgia/Colour/
Writer and Director: Salome Jugeli
Director of photography: Giviko Tukhareli
Editors: Giviko Tukhareli, Levan Kukhashvili, Nodar Nozadze
Cast: Lela Metreveli, Jano Izoria, Anka Kokhreidze, Levan Kukhashvili

Synopsis: Set to the background of Tbilisi a modern city with high unemployment and no social welfare system this is the story of one family.

The constant grind of trying to make ends meet with no prospect of any improvements places a heavy strain on both parents and inevitably on their relationship. As life plays out in their small apartment, as hard as the parents try it is impossible to completely insulate their daughter from the daily trials. Ultimately the child imagines a solution that gives the family the boost they need to keep going.

Winner of The Georgian Shorts Film Competition at the Georgian Irish Film Festival 2012

Waiting for Mum

8mins25sec/2012/Georgia/Colour
Director/Writer: Nana Ekvtimishvili
Producer: Simon Gross
Cast: Erekle Tsintsadze, Davit Goguadze

Synopsis: A young man comes out of his apartment and leaves his key for the car at home. He shouts at his mother to make her throw the key out of the window … He is waiting for his mum.

Watermelon

8mins/2012/Georgia/colour
Director: Tato Kotetishvili
Screenplay: Tato Kotetishvili,Nikoloz Mdivani
Editors: Tato Kotetishvili, Wojciech Janas, Gocha Jikhashvili,Valeri Cercvadze

Synopsis: In the middle of a Georgian desert, on the hottest day of summer, two water-melon sellers cross paths and their competition begins.


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