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by Mohsen Makhmalbaf


In an imaginary village in the Caucasus, a President is on the run with his five-year-old grandson following a coup d’état. The two travel across the lands that the President once governed. Now, disguised as a street musician to avoid being recognized, the former dictator comes into contact with his people, and gets to know them from a different point of view.

international title: The President
original title: The President
country: Georgia, France, United Kingdom, Germany
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
film run: 105'
cinematography by: Misha Gomiashvili, Dachi Orvelashvili
production: 20 Steps, Film and Music Entertainment, Bac Films, Bruemmer und Herzog Filmproduktion, Creativity Capital, Makhmalbaf Film House Prod. (IR)
distributor: Bac Films


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2014Orizzonti
Brussels Film Festival 2015

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