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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2015 - 17.26 July

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Category: Edition 2015

In the harsh mountainous countryside of Svaneti (Georgia) happiness is brief. Dina’s husband dies. Tradition says she must marry the first man who offers his hand and leave her child.

Original Title DINOLA
Category Out of competition
Section Focus on Georgia
Tipology Short Film
Duration 15'
Production Year 2013
Nationality Georgia
Directed by Mariam Khatchvani
Screenplay Mariam Khatchvani
Director of photography Konstantin (Mindia) Esadze
Editor Levan Kukhashvili
Production Design Dimitri Arsanis
Sound Ivane Gvaradze, Nika Paniashvili
Music Tako Jordania
Main cast Nutsi Khaptani
Katie Lortkipanidze
Vakhtang Chachanidze
Datuna Guledani
Girshel Chelidze
Produced by Vladimer Katcharava

Mariam Khatchvani
Mariam was born in Georgia in 1986. She studied film directing at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University. She has directed numerous short documentaries, including VERDZOBA (2006), BEYOND THE WINDOW (2007) and LICHANISHI AND KVIRIKOBA (2009). DINOLA, her first narrative short, has been screened at several film festivals. She was recently awarded funding by the Doha Film Institute for DEDE, her upcoming feature-length film.

20 Steps Productions

Festival contact
Georgian National Film Center