Tag: georgia

Review: BEGINNING, Powerful Indictment of Religious Patriarchy

Georgian director Dea Kulumbegashivli's powerful drama Beginning has to be one of the most self-assured debut films in recent memory. The filmmaker's approach in creating a suffocating, isolating environment for her main subject is so impeccably done, it easily invites...

New York 2020 Review: BEGINNING, Powerful Indictment of Religious Patriarchy

Directed by Dea Kulumvegashivli, the powerful drama is one of the most self-assured debut films in recent memory.

Now on Blu-ray: AND THEN WE DANCED, The Story Behind the Story

Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili and Ana Javakishvili star in the drama from Georgia, directed by Levan Akin.

Review: AND THEN WE DANCED, Gotta Move to Survive

Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili and Ana Javakishvili star in the drama from Georgia, directed by Levan Akin.

Modern Georgian Drama AND THEN WE DANCED Heads to VOD

As a die-hard genre film fan who is also an unabashed couch potato, I am incredibly uninformed about the art of dance. (And, truthfully, pretty lazy.) Still, Levan Akin's drama And Then We Danced strikes a match in the kindling...

Locarno 2017 Review: SCARY MOTHER, A Fever Dream of Emancipation

A bold feature debut by emerging Georgian filmmaker Ana Urushadze putting an original yet bleak spin on the process of emancipation

Karlovy Vary 2014 Review: CORN ISLAND, A Poetic Contemplation On Humanism

The flourishing festival runs of the coming of age drama In Bloom, directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß, and Levan Koguashvili´s comedy drama Blind Dates hint at a brighter future for Georgian cinema. The recently premiered second feature by...

Warsaw 2013 Review: TANGERINES, An Engrossing Morality Tale That's Also A Lot Of Fun

Though generally categorized as a war drama, the newest picture from Georgian director Zaza Urushadze only uses war as a background to its moralizing and mightily effective story. There is a war, but it takes place within one household and...