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OSCARS 2019 Georgia

Namme goes to the Oscars for Georgia

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- Seasoned director Zaza Khalvashi's fourth feature will represent Georgia in the race to secure a nomination in the Best Foreign-language Film category of the 91st Academy Awards

Namme goes to the Oscars for Georgia
Namme by Zaza Khalvashi

Namme [+see also:
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, the fourth feature by experienced writer-director Zaza Khalvashi, has been chosen by the Georgian National Film Center's selection committee to be the country's candidate for the Best Foreign-language Film Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards.

The visually stunning drama, shot by Giorgi Shvelidze and starring Mariska Diasamidze in the title role, which world-premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2017, was chosen over five other submissions: George Ovashvili's Khibula [+see also:
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, Tinatin Kajrishvili's Horizon [+see also:
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, Mariam Khatchvani's Dede [+see also:
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, Nikoloz Khomasuridze's Ekvtime: Man of God and George Megrelishvili's Hamlet.

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In 2014, the Caucasian country had two films on the Oscar shortlist: Ovashvili's Corn Island [+see also:
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interview: George Ovashvili
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and Tangerines [+see also:
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, which was a co-production with Estonia and represented the Baltic country, but was directed by Georgia’s Zaza Urushadze.

Namme is another co-production with a Baltic country: in addition to Georgia's BAFIS, it was produced by Lithuania's Tremora. France’s Alpha Violet has the international rights.

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