TBILISI: Mariam Khatchvani is in preparation with Dede and she plans to start shooting in mid-September 2015. Vladimer Katcharava is producing.
The script written by Mariam Khatchvani and Vladimer Katcharava together with Irakli Solomanashvili follows a young woman, Dina, who lives in the harsh mountain region of Svaneti. Her happiness is brief because her lover dies and she must obey tradition by marrying the first man who offers her his hand.
Vladimer Katcharava is producing through Georgia's 20 Steps Productions in coproduction with France's Neon Productions, Norway's 4 ½ Film AS and Poland's Opus Film. The budget is 700,000 EUR, Katcharava told FNE.
The project is supported by the Georgian National Film Centre and Doha Film Institute. It is set to apply for support from Aide aux cinemas du monde – World Cinema Support, Sorfond: Norwegian South Film Fund and Polish Film Institute.
The shoot will take 42 days. It will start 15 September 2015 and wrap in March 2016. Konstantine Mindia Esadze is the DoP. The premiere is set for February 2017. No sales agent is attached to the project yet.
Credits:Director: Mariam KhatchvaniScript: Mariam Khatchvani, Vladimer Katcharava, Irakli SolomanashviliDoP: Konstantine Mindia Esadze