Classic short docs from Georgia accompanied by live scoreThe London Georgian Film Festival is returning in its fourth year with another exciting programme of the best of Georgian cinema. The Frontline Club is partnering with the festival to host a screening of short classic documentaries from Georgia along with a live score.
These films undoubtedly place themselves in the context of German Kulturfilm: short documentaries that helped to “educate” and to influence public opinion. The films, funded by the Soviet State, are dedicated to encouraging the mechanisation of labour, as well as promoting a culture of exercise and health.
- You Must Reap as You Have Sown (Rasats dastes, imas moimki): Kote Mikaberidze, Vasil Dolenko, USSR, 1930, 26 mins
- Ten Minutes in the Morning (Dilis ati tsuti): Aleqsandre Jaliashvili, USSR, 1930, 29 mins
- Collective Farmers’ Hygiene (Kolmeurnis higiena: Vakhtang Shvelidze, USSR, 1934, 17 mins
The evening will be presented by the writer Aka Morchiladze, who has written some of the bestselling prose of post-Soviet Georgian literature. He now lives in London as a freelance author, writing essays and columns for numerous Georgian magazines and newspapers. Morchiladze has published more than 30 books since 1994 and has won SABA, the major Georgian literary award for Novel of The Year, five times.