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Hostages (Mdzevlebi)

Part of the European Perspectives Strand

Rezo Gigineishvili

  • 18

  • 104 mins

  • 2017

  • Georgia, Russia, Poland

  • Georgian, Russian

Cast Irakli Kvirikadze, Tina Dalakishvili, Avtandil Makharadze, Merab Ninidze, Daredjan Kharshiladze

  • Director of Photography: Vladislav Opelyants

  • Editor: Andrey Gamov, Jaroslav Kaminski

  • Produced by: Mikhail Finogenov, Rezo Gigineishvili, Vladimer Katcharava, Tamara Tatishvili

  • Music: Gia Kancheli

  • Screenplay by: Lasha Bugadze, Rezo Gigineishvili

  • Production Designer: Kote Japaridze

  • Sound Production: Kirill Vasilenko

Director Bio

Rezo Gigineishvili

Director Bio

Rezo Gigineishvili is a Georgian film director (b. 1982 in Tbilisi). He studied at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. Gigineishvili is an established commercial director who is now transiting into author cinema focusing on his directorial signature and commitment to the public. With Hostages he is entering the art house domain, focusing on issues that concern him as an artist.

Body

In 1983, a group of young people from socially elite families in Soviet-occupied Georgia planned to escape their closeted world by hijacking a Boeing jet headed to a nearby Russian seaside resort. This powerful and provocative re-telling of their story is an astonishingly thrilling ride from start to finish. Impressively crafted, with authentic period details, and a gripping narrative expertly delivered by a talented ensemble cast, this is a wonderful piece of social commentary told in the style of a truly accomplished thriller.



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