Khibula follows the first president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, in the final chapter of his life. Elected in 1991, he was soon forced by a coup d’etat to choose exile and although he returned political clashes forced him into exile again. The film follows him in the Georgian mountains, accompanied and pursued by both friend and foe. The circumstances of his death are still unclear.
The script is written by Roelof Jan Minneboo and George Ovashvili. Elemer Ragaly is the DoP. The cast is not yet confirmed. Ovashvili is producing through his company Alamdary Films in coproduction with Germany’s 42 Film, France’s Arizona Productions and Kino from Kazakhstan.
Nothing from the budget of 1.7m EUR is yet covered. The project participated in l’Atelier du Festival de Cannes 2011 and also in the Co-production Lab Locarno 2013.
Shooting will take 60 days at the end of 2015 with the film expected to be finished in April 2016. The expected premiere date is 26 May 2016, when Georgia celebrates its Independence Day. No sales agent is attached to the project yet.
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Director: George Ovashvili
Script: Roelof Jan Minneboo and George Ovashvili
DoP: Elemer Ragaly