FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Film Festival Announces Lineup

    Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze

    TBILISI: Ten debut features will compete for the Golden Prometheus (for best film) and Silver Prometheus (for best director) in the main competition of the 18th Tbilisi Film Festival. The most important film festival in Georgia will run from 4 to 10 December 2017.

    An Honorary Prometheus Prize will be awarded to the Georgian filmmaker Merab Kokochashvili, whose acclaimed 1967 film Big Green Valley will be screened as the festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Big Green Valley was voted Best Georgian Film by Georgian critics in 2006.

    This year the festival is celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Germany with a selection of best of the best in German cinema presented in the section Apollo — Memory of the Cinema.

    On Body and Soul by the Hungarian Ildiko Enyedi will open the festival.


    Scary Mother (Georgia, Estonia)
    Directed by Ana Urushadze
    Produced by Studio Artizm
    Coproduced by Allfilm
    Produced by the Georgian National Film Center

    Scaffolding (Israel, Poland)
    Directed by Matan Yair
    Produced by Green Productions and Film Produkcja
    Supported by the Israeli Film Fund and the Polish Film Institute

    Ravens (Sweden)
    Directed by Jens Assur

    Brazilians (Hungary)
    Directed by Gábor Rohonyi

    Star Boys (Finland, Sweden)
    Directed by Visa Koiso-Kanttila

    Damned Summer (Portugal)
    Directed by Pedro Cabeleira

    The Charmer (Denmark, Sweden, France)
    Directed by Milad Alami

    Falling (Ukraine)
    Directed by Marina Stepanska

    The Gulf (Turkey, Germany, Greece)
    Directed by Emre Yeksan

    Summer 1993 (Spain)
    Directed by Carla Simón