Russia Returns Four Films to Georgia

    Buba by Nutsa Ghoghoberidze Buba by Nutsa Ghoghoberidze

    TBILISI: Four classic Georgian films made during the early Soviet era were returned to Tbilisi in an official ceremony on 17 November 2016.

    Georgia had been calling for the return of national films since 1991.

    According to the Georgian news source Agenda, the first four films returned were The Last Hour by director Mikheil Chiaureli, Holtze and Amerikanka by Leonard Esakia and the documentary Buba by Nutsa Ghoghoberidze, Georgia's first female director.

    Under a deal signed in September, hundreds of films made from 1921 – 1991 are to be returned to Georgia.