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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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The Girl from Gori (Gogona Goridan)

Mohaq - ages 8+

Eka Papiashvili / Short Narrative / Georgia / 2012 / 14 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Georgian / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Youth
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

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Synopsis

In Competition

A sweet portrayal of the relationship between Tamari, a young war refugee, and Datho, a rough boy of Russian descent. On her first day in her new school, Tamari is seated beside Datho, who seizes the opportunity to tease the newcomer and winds up ruining something very special to her. When the girl rejects his attempts to apologise, Datho must find a way to make amends…

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About the Directors

Eka Papiashvili was born in Georgia and studied anthropology and directing in Freiburg. Her directorial debut, ‘The Girl from Gori’, has screened at the Uppsala Film Festival, at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival in Toronto, and the Osnabrück Independent Film Festival. It also received an honourable mention at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival.

Credits

Director
Eka Papiashvili
Screenwriter
Eka Papiashvili, Carsten Böhnke
Producer
Carsten Böhnke
Editor
Andi Preisner
Music
Kelaptari
Cinematographer
Carsten Böhnke
Production Company
Greenstone Films
Cast
Lia Beriashvili, Nanouka Mosesshvili, Ilja Beriashvili

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