Yesterday onOctober 12in Bristol, the sister town of Tbilisi was opened festival of Georgian films and video art dedicated to the 20thanniversary of friendship between Tbilisi and Bristol and centennial history of Georgian cinema. The festival is supported by Arts Council England, Awards for All, Ministry of culture of Georgia and Tbilisi municipality. Two movie theatres of Bristol - Arnolfini and Cube Microplex will show the festival guests from 12 through 18 October the following program:
Sunday 12/10/08 Arnolfini3.30pm / Pirosmani / 1969 / Giorgi Shengalaya / 85min
5.15pm / Pastorale / 1975 / Otar Iosseliani / 91min
Monday 13/10/08 Cube Microplex7.00pm / My Grandmother / 1929 / Kote Mikaberidze / 65min
8.30pm / A Trip To Karabakh / 2004 / Levan Tutberidze / 107min
Thursday 16/10/08 Cube Microplex
6.30pm / The Legend Of Suram Fortress / 1984 / Sergo Paradjanov DodoAbashidze / 87min8.30pm / Brigands / 1969 / Otar Ioselliani / 129min
Friday 17/10/08 ArnolfiniIntroduction by Zaza Rusadze, Director Bandits6.30pm / Bandits / 2003 / Zaza Rusadze / 52 min
7.45pm / Repentance / 1987 / Tengiz Abuladze / 153min
Saturday 18/10/08 Cube Microplex12 - 5 pm - Forum and Screenings
- Screening of young Georgian directors' shorts.
- In conversation: Zaza Rusadze, dir. Bandits. Nino Anjaparidze, dir. Georgian Film Festival, Lasha Bakhradze, film historian with Gareth Evans, film critic Time Out and James Norton.
- Interval: Georgian snacks and wine.
- Screenings of Georgian artists' videos.
- In conversation: Artists from Georgia and Bristol including Wato Tsereteli, Mamuka Japharidze, Koka Ramishvili and Louise Short.
- Premiere of commissioned films 'My City.' Koka Ramishvili, Louise Short.
- 5 - 7 pm- Renato's Bar, King Street: Your chance to meet our Georgian guests in an informal atmosphere.