Home BETWEEN COMPULSION AND FREEDOM. POETRY AND REALISM IN GEORGIAN FILM
Discussion / Lecture 24 April 2018

BETWEEN COMPULSION AND FREEDOM. POETRY AND REALISM IN GEORGIAN FILM

18:00 Location: Berlin Zentrum für Literatur - und Kulturforschung, Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin, Germany Organizer: Georgian National Book Center, SOVLAB, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Speaker: Gogi Gvakharia
Moderator: Zaal Andronikashvili
 
Georgia’s filmography is remarkably vibrant and can boast of numerous innovators. The silent films made in Georgia during the 1920s were influenced by avant-gardists. In the 1930s and 1940s, Georgian cinema was subject to socialistic realism and became conformist, monumental and aligned with the cult around Stalin. The typical poetry of Georgian film doesn’t appear to be a result of censorship, but more an expression of the Georgian mentality. Independence brought a period of existential crisis to the Georgian cinema. In the last few years, the new generation of Georgian filmmakers (of whom the majority are women) have been attempting to find a new place and meaning for Georgian film.