The film of Rusudan Glurjidze “House of Others” has been selected in order to present at the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
The decision was made on August 9, at “Amirani” cinmea, by specially created commission of the Georgian Georgian National Film Center (GNFC).
The members of the commission were:
- Zaza Urushadze – director
- Merab Kokochashvili – director
- George Ovashvili – director
- Otar Shamatava – director
- Kakha Kandelaki – the deputy minister of Culture of Georgia
- Goga Pipinashvili – Actor
- Kote Jandieri – writer, dramatist
- Lela Ochiauri – cinephile
- Nino Mkheidze – cinephile
Commission members had to make a choice among four films.
In the selective process the film of Nino Basilaia “Anna’s life” also participated. As well as the film “Brother” by Theona Mghvdeladze and Thierry Grenade and “The Summer of Frozen Fountains” film directed By Vano Burduli have participated in the competition.
The House of Others is a co-production between Georgia, Russia, Spain and Croatia.
The film is the director’s first feature, and was screened in the East of the West competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, taking home the Grand Prix in the sidebar.
The story is set in the 1990s, after a civil war, when two families on the winning side are relocated to the hastily vacated houses of the defeated. However, they don’t seem to be able to build a new, peaceful life, as the scars of the war continue to rage within them.