TBILISI/BUCHAREST: House of Others by Rusudan Glurjidze is Georgia's candidate in the Foreign Language category at the 89th Academy Awards, while Romania has chosen Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu.
House of Others / Skhvisi sakhli is a Georgian/Russian/Croatian/Spanish coproduction. It was produced by Liga Productions in coproduction with Cinetech Ltd, Kinoskopik SL and Embrio, and was supported by the Georgian National Film Center. The film participated in the Karlovy Vary IFF East of the West competition in 2016.
Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu had its world premiere in the 2016 Cannes Competition. It is a coproduction between Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and France. It was produced by Mandragora in coproduction with Produkcija 2006 Sarajevo, Studioul de Creaţie Cinematografică Romania, Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production, Spiritus Movens, Alcatraz Films, and also by Iadasarecasa and Arte France Cinéma.
Romanian Film Centre, Fondacija za Kinematografiju Sarajevo, the Macedonian Film Agency, Region Ile de France and Eurimages were supporting.