A Sold-Out Screening of Georgian Film in Toronto

The 44th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) taking place on September 5-15, hosted the world premiere of the film ‘Comets’, directed by a Georgian filmmaker Tamar Shavgulidze. The sold-out screening of the feature took place within the scope of one of the sections of the event entitled Discovery, enabling the guests to discuss the film with the director after its completion, Georgian National Film Center reports.

The ‘Comets’ unveils the story of two women, their friendship and emotional ties after their reunion, following three decades of separation. The roles of the protagonists of the film have been adopted by Nino Kasradze and Ketevan Gegeshidze.

“In her second feature film [Comets] (her first was 2011's Born in Georgia), Tamar Shavgulidze draws incredible depth and emotion without eliciting high drama. Her camera captures a kinetic tenderness in revealing the hidden motivations and unstated expectations that evaporate at a higher temperature than dialogue and sound. Kasradze and Gegeshidze are simultaneously understated and revelatory in their performances, promulgating the simplest human desires with economy. This is cinema for lovers,” reads the preview of the TIFF.

Launched in 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival is one of the most outstanding and beloved cinematic events across the globe.


By Ketevan Kvaratskheliya

Image source: GNFC

10 September 2019 14:17