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The Other Bank - Gagma napiri

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The Other Bank - Gagma napiri

George OvashviliGeorgia – 2010

Twelve-year-old Tedo lives with his young mother in Keto in an isolated hut on the outskirts of Tiflis. Tedo and Keto are refugees from Abchasia. The civil war has claimed everything they ever owned, including Tedo’s and Keto’s hopes for a bright future as an intact family unit. Tedo was just four years of age when they were obliged to flee from Abchasia. At the time, they had to leave behind Tedo’s father – his weak heart made it impossible for him to take on such a strenuous journey. Tedo is now an apprentice at a car repair shop and Keto is working as a sales assistant. Tedo gives the few pennies that he earns to his mother so that she no longer has to be nice to strange, unfriendly men. It pains the young boy agreat deal that he cannot earn more of a living for them; moreover, his mother’s moral conduct begins to weigh heavily on him. One day, when he discovers that she has a lover it becomes all too much for him and he decides to return to his father in Abchasia. Perhaps he will find the solution to all his problems there. Tedo meets many people on his journey – and suffers many a blow. He is by no means welcome everywhere. As his journey comes to an end he has acquired many an insight – such as the realisation that the grass is not necessarily greener on the other side.

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Credits

Original Title The Other Bank - Gagma napiri
German Title Gagma napiri - Am anderen Ufer
French Title L'autre rive
Other Titles L‘altra sponda
Directed by George Ovashvili
Country Georgia
Available Formats 35mm, DVD, Blu-ray
Screenplay Rustam Ibragimbekov, George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze
Film Editing Sun-min Kim
Soundtrack Josef Bardanashvili
Cinematography Shahriar Assadi
Sound Vladimir Golovnitski
Décors Merab Joxadze
Production East Gate Film, George Ovashvili Production, Kino Company
Runtime 90 Min.
Language Georgisch, Abchasisch, Russisch/d/f

Actors

Tedo Bekhauri Tedo
Archil Tabukashvili Kollege Tedos
Temo Goginava Kollege Tedos
Lia Abuladze Zita
Leila Khokhosadze Maro
Nika Alajajev
Galoba Gambaria
Jano Izoria
Tamara Meskhi Mariam

Awards

1. International Film Festival EL OJO COJO (Madrid, Spain) (2010) 
    won Grand Prize of the festival 
    http://www.elojocojo.org

2. International Film Festival DIDOR (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (2010) 
    won NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema)
    http://didoriff.com

3. International Film Festival DIDOR (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (2010) 
    won special prize of “Rukhom” 
    http://didoriff.com

4. International Film Festival for children and youth (Vilnius, Lithuania) (2010) 
    won best film (children jury 12-14 years)
    http://kidsfestival.lt

5. the 15th Ourense International Film Festival (Ourense, Spain) (2010) 
    won University Jury Award for Best Feature Film
    http://www.ouff.org

6. the 11th Moqavemat International Film Festival (Tehran, Iran) (2010) 
    won University Jury Award for Best Feature Film
    http://www.moqavematfilmfest.ir

7. International film festival “Nueva Mirada” (Buenos Aires. Argentina) (2010) 
    won Young People and Children Award for the Best Feature Fiction Film
    http://www.nuevamirada.com

8. International film festival “Nueva Mirada” (Buenos Aires. Argentina) (2010) 
    won SIGNIS Argentina Jury Award –special mention for the Best Feature Fiction Film
    http://www.nuevamirada.com

9. International film festival “Nueva Mirada” (Buenos Aires. Argentina) (2010) 
    won Fiction Jury Award –special mention
    http://www.nuevamirada.com

10. International Film Festival “Shaken’s Star” (Almaty, Kazakhstan) (2010) 
    won best debut prize

11. Mediawave International Film and Music Festival (Hungary) (2010) 
    won Best Film
    www.mediawavefestival.hu

12. Mosaico d’Europa International Film Festival (Ravenna, Italy) (2010) 
    won Best Film
    www.ecodelcinema.com

13. Cine Pobre International Film Festival (Gibara, Cuba) (2010) 
    won Grand Prize
    www.radioangulo.cu

14. Cine Pobre International Film Festival (Gibara, Cuba) (2010) 
    won the Prize of the National Film Press
    www.radioangulo.cu

15. Cape Winelands International Film Festival (South Africa) (2010) 
    won International Film Guide Inspiration Award
    www.internationalfilmguide.com

16. Fribourg International Film Festival (Switzerland) (2010) 
    won Grand Prix “Le Regard D’or”
    http://fiff.ch

17. Fribourg International Film Festival (Switzerland) (2010) 
    won Audience Award
    http://fiff.ch

18. International film festival “Film D’Amour de Mons” (Belgium) (2010) 
    won Le Grand Prix du Festival – Prix Belgacom TV
    www.fifa-mons.be

19. International film festival “Film D’Amour de Mons” (Belgium) (2010) 
    won Le Prix CineFemme
    www.fifa-mons.be

20. “NIKA award” Russian academy of cinema arts, Nominated 
    best foreign language film
    www.kino-nika.com

21. Tromso international film festival (Norway) (2010) 
    won Norwegian Peace award
    www.tiff.no

22. Dhaka international film festival (Bangladesh) (2010) 
    won the best Asian film award
    www.dhakafilmfest.org

23. Dhaka international film festival (Bangladesh) (2010) 
    won the best actor award (Tedo Bekhauri) 
    www.dhakafilmfest.org

24. Dhaka international film festival (Bangladesh) (2010) 
    won FIPRESCI award 
    www.dhakafilmfest.org

25. Palm Springs international film festival (USA) (2010) 
    won FIPRESCI Award for best actor (Tedo Bekhauri)
    www.psfilmfest.org

26. Candidate of Georgia in the Foreign Language 
    Film category for the 82nd Academy Award (2009)

27. European film academy award 
    Nominated, European discovery of the year (2009)
    www.europeanfilmacademy.org

28. Olympia international film festival (Greece) (2009) 
    won jury special mention
    www.neanikoplano.gr

29. International film festival of India (Goa, India) (2009) 
    won special jury award “silver peacock”
    http://iffi.nic.in/2009/award09.pdf

30. Festival international de cinema a Gonfreville (France) (2009) 
    won best script award (Nugzar Shataidze)
    www.dugrainademoudre.net

31. Festival international de cinema a Gonfreville (France) (2009) 
    won prize CIFFEJ
    www.dugrainademoudre.net

32. Noah’s arc international film festival (Moscow, Russia) (2009) 
    won best debut

33. Noah’s arc international film festival (Moscow, Russia) (2009) 
    won best cinematography (Shahriar Assadi)

34. LISTOPAD international film festival (Minsk, Byelorussia) (2009) 
    won best debut
    http://listapad.com

35. Asiaticafilmmediale (Rome, Italy) (2009) 
    won best Asian future film
    www.asiaticafilmmediale.it

36. Noordelijk international film festival (Netherlands) (2009) 
    won jury special mention

37. MOLODOST international film festival (Kiev, Ukraine) (2009) 
    won best film
    www.molodist.com

38. GOLDEN ORANGE (Antalya, Turkey) (2009) 
    won best director prize 
    www.altinportakal.org.tr

39. GOLDEN ORANGE (Antalya, Turkey) (2009) 
    won best actor prize (Tedo Bekauri)
    www.altinportakal.org.tr

40. GOLDEN ORANGE (Antalya, Turkey) (2009) 
    won best film in international competition (Turkish film critic’s association prize) 
    www.altinportakal.org.tr

41. Romanian International Film Festival (Arad, Romania) (2009) 
    won best director prize 
    www.ro-iff.ro

42. Copenhagen international film festival for children and youth BUSTER (Denmark) (2009) 
    won best children’s film

43. Kinoshok-Open CIS and Baltic film festival (Anapa, Russia) (2009) 
    won special diploma of jury

44. Golden Apricot (Yerevan, Armenia) (2009) 
    won “Golden Apricot” –Award for the best film
    www.gaiff.am

45. Golden Apricot (Yerevan, Armenia) (2009) 
    won Ecumenical Jury Prize
    www.gaiff.am

46. Paris Cinema (2009) 
    won JURY AWARD “METROBUS” for the best film

47. Cines del Sur (Granada, Spain) (2009) 
    won the ALHAMBRA de ORO, the prize for best feature-length Film 
    www.cinesdelsur.com

48. SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival, USA) (2009) 
    won Grand Jury Prize
    http://www.siff.net/press/detail.aspx?NID=162&FID=123&year=2009

49. GO EAST (Wiesbaden, Germany) (2009) 
    won the “Golden Lily”, Skoda-Award for the Best Film
    www.filmfestival-goeast.de

50. GO EAST (Wiesbaden, Germany) (2009) 
    won, FIPRESCI prize
    www.filmfestival-goeast.de

51. FEST 2009 (Belgrade International Film Festival) (2009) 
    won Best Film
    www.fest.rs

 

Press


"Premier long métrage du Géorgien George Ovashvili, The Other Bank est un coup de maître! (...) Touchant et universel, voilà du cinéma comme on aimerai en voir plus souvent!"

Le Courrier 


"Cette réalité vacillante, cette échappée rêveuse, cette stylisation obstinée des choses terribles en monstres presque imaginaires, n'est-ce pas la meilleure façon d'épouser la sensibilité d'un enfant qui ne peut pas voir?"

Positif 


"Un premier film remarquablement maîtrisé, implacable et sec, sans pathos."

Première 


"C'est le premier film de George Ovashvili, et c'est étonnant. Le réalisateur y fait preuve d'une sûreté de style, d'une façon fine et délicate de traiter l'émotion et, surtout, a eu une idée géniale en rendant son petit héros strabique (...) il impose une certaine distance, joue sur le regard, et annule tout effet de sentimentalité. L'un des plus beaux films de la saison, sans l'ombre d'un doute."

TéléCinéObs 


"Ce premier film témoigne de la détresse humaine, de l'effondrement des repères, avec une poésie étrange, aux antipodes du mélo. (...) The Other Bank est un road-movie, une odyssée méditative, tissée de rencontres cruelles, tragiques ou tendres."

Télérama 

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Credits

Original Title The Other Bank - Gagma napiri
German Title Gagma napiri - Am anderen Ufer
French Title L'autre rive
Other Titles L‘altra sponda
Directed by George Ovashvili
Country Georgia
Available Formats 35mm, DVD, Blu-ray
Screenplay Rustam Ibragimbekov, George Ovashvili, Nugzar Shataidze
Film Editing Sun-min Kim
Soundtrack Josef Bardanashvili
Cinematography Shahriar Assadi
Sound Vladimir Golovnitski
Décors Merab Joxadze
Production East Gate Film, George Ovashvili Production, Kino Company
Runtime 90 Min.
Language Georgisch, Abchasisch, Russisch/d/f

Actors

Tedo Bekhauri Tedo
Archil Tabukashvili Kollege Tedos
Temo Goginava Kollege Tedos
Lia Abuladze Zita
Leila Khokhosadze Maro
Nika Alajajev
Galoba Gambaria
Jano Izoria
Tamara Meskhi Mariam

Awards

1. International Film Festival EL OJO COJO (Madrid, Spain) (2010) 
    won Grand Prize of the festival 
    http://www.elojocojo.org

2. International Film Festival DIDOR (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (2010) 
    won NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema)
    http://didoriff.com

3. International Film Festival DIDOR (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (2010) 
    won special prize of “Rukhom” 
    http://didoriff.com

4. International Film Festival for children and youth (Vilnius, Lithuania) (2010) 
    won best film (children jury 12-14 years)
    http://kidsfestival.lt

5. the 15th Ourense International Film Festival (Ourense, Spain) (2010) 
    won University Jury Award for Best Feature Film
    http://www.ouff.org

6. the 11th Moqavemat International Film Festival (Tehran, Iran) (2010) 
    won University Jury Award for Best Feature Film
    http://www.moqavematfilmfest.ir

7. International film festival “Nueva Mirada” (Buenos Aires. Argentina) (2010) 
    won Young People and Children Award for the Best Feature Fiction Film
    http://www.nuevamirada.com

8. International film festival “Nueva Mirada” (Buenos Aires. Argentina) (2010) 
    won SIGNIS Argentina Jury Award –special mention for the Best Feature Fiction Film
    http://www.nuevamirada.com

9. International film festival “Nueva Mirada” (Buenos Aires. Argentina) (2010) 
    won Fiction Jury Award –special mention
    http://www.nuevamirada.com

10. International Film Festival “Shaken’s Star” (Almaty, Kazakhstan) (2010) 
    won best debut prize

11. Mediawave International Film and Music Festival (Hungary) (2010) 
    won Best Film
    www.mediawavefestival.hu

12. Mosaico d’Europa International Film Festival (Ravenna, Italy) (2010) 
    won Best Film
    www.ecodelcinema.com

13. Cine Pobre International Film Festival (Gibara, Cuba) (2010) 
    won Grand Prize
    www.radioangulo.cu

14. Cine Pobre International Film Festival (Gibara, Cuba) (2010) 
    won the Prize of the National Film Press
    www.radioangulo.cu

15. Cape Winelands International Film Festival (South Africa) (2010) 
    won International Film Guide Inspiration Award
    www.internationalfilmguide.com

16. Fribourg International Film Festival (Switzerland) (2010) 
    won Grand Prix “Le Regard D’or”
    http://fiff.ch

17. Fribourg International Film Festival (Switzerland) (2010) 
    won Audience Award
    http://fiff.ch

18. International film festival “Film D’Amour de Mons” (Belgium) (2010) 
    won Le Grand Prix du Festival – Prix Belgacom TV
    www.fifa-mons.be

19. International film festival “Film D’Amour de Mons” (Belgium) (2010) 
    won Le Prix CineFemme
    www.fifa-mons.be

20. “NIKA award” Russian academy of cinema arts, Nominated 
    best foreign language film
    www.kino-nika.com

21. Tromso international film festival (Norway) (2010) 
    won Norwegian Peace award
    www.tiff.no

22. Dhaka international film festival (Bangladesh) (2010) 
    won the best Asian film award
    www.dhakafilmfest.org

23. Dhaka international film festival (Bangladesh) (2010) 
    won the best actor award (Tedo Bekhauri) 
    www.dhakafilmfest.org

24. Dhaka international film festival (Bangladesh) (2010) 
    won FIPRESCI award 
    www.dhakafilmfest.org

25. Palm Springs international film festival (USA) (2010) 
    won FIPRESCI Award for best actor (Tedo Bekhauri)
    www.psfilmfest.org

26. Candidate of Georgia in the Foreign Language 
    Film category for the 82nd Academy Award (2009)

27. European film academy award 
    Nominated, European discovery of the year (2009)
    www.europeanfilmacademy.org

28. Olympia international film festival (Greece) (2009) 
    won jury special mention
    www.neanikoplano.gr

29. International film festival of India (Goa, India) (2009) 
    won special jury award “silver peacock”
    http://iffi.nic.in/2009/award09.pdf

30. Festival international de cinema a Gonfreville (France) (2009) 
    won best script award (Nugzar Shataidze)
    www.dugrainademoudre.net

31. Festival international de cinema a Gonfreville (France) (2009) 
    won prize CIFFEJ
    www.dugrainademoudre.net

32. Noah’s arc international film festival (Moscow, Russia) (2009) 
    won best debut

33. Noah’s arc international film festival (Moscow, Russia) (2009) 
    won best cinematography (Shahriar Assadi)

34. LISTOPAD international film festival (Minsk, Byelorussia) (2009) 
    won best debut
    http://listapad.com

35. Asiaticafilmmediale (Rome, Italy) (2009) 
    won best Asian future film
    www.asiaticafilmmediale.it

36. Noordelijk international film festival (Netherlands) (2009) 
    won jury special mention

37. MOLODOST international film festival (Kiev, Ukraine) (2009) 
    won best film
    www.molodist.com

38. GOLDEN ORANGE (Antalya, Turkey) (2009) 
    won best director prize 
    www.altinportakal.org.tr

39. GOLDEN ORANGE (Antalya, Turkey) (2009) 
    won best actor prize (Tedo Bekauri)
    www.altinportakal.org.tr

40. GOLDEN ORANGE (Antalya, Turkey) (2009) 
    won best film in international competition (Turkish film critic’s association prize) 
    www.altinportakal.org.tr

41. Romanian International Film Festival (Arad, Romania) (2009) 
    won best director prize 
    www.ro-iff.ro

42. Copenhagen international film festival for children and youth BUSTER (Denmark) (2009) 
    won best children’s film

43. Kinoshok-Open CIS and Baltic film festival (Anapa, Russia) (2009) 
    won special diploma of jury

44. Golden Apricot (Yerevan, Armenia) (2009) 
    won “Golden Apricot” –Award for the best film
    www.gaiff.am

45. Golden Apricot (Yerevan, Armenia) (2009) 
    won Ecumenical Jury Prize
    www.gaiff.am

46. Paris Cinema (2009) 
    won JURY AWARD “METROBUS” for the best film

47. Cines del Sur (Granada, Spain) (2009) 
    won the ALHAMBRA de ORO, the prize for best feature-length Film 
    www.cinesdelsur.com

48. SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival, USA) (2009) 
    won Grand Jury Prize
    http://www.siff.net/press/detail.aspx?NID=162&FID=123&year=2009

49. GO EAST (Wiesbaden, Germany) (2009) 
    won the “Golden Lily”, Skoda-Award for the Best Film
    www.filmfestival-goeast.de

50. GO EAST (Wiesbaden, Germany) (2009) 
    won, FIPRESCI prize
    www.filmfestival-goeast.de

51. FEST 2009 (Belgrade International Film Festival) (2009) 
    won Best Film
    www.fest.rs

 

Press


"Premier long métrage du Géorgien George Ovashvili, The Other Bank est un coup de maître! (...) Touchant et universel, voilà du cinéma comme on aimerai en voir plus souvent!"

Le Courrier 


"Cette réalité vacillante, cette échappée rêveuse, cette stylisation obstinée des choses terribles en monstres presque imaginaires, n'est-ce pas la meilleure façon d'épouser la sensibilité d'un enfant qui ne peut pas voir?"

Positif 


"Un premier film remarquablement maîtrisé, implacable et sec, sans pathos."

Première 


"C'est le premier film de George Ovashvili, et c'est étonnant. Le réalisateur y fait preuve d'une sûreté de style, d'une façon fine et délicate de traiter l'émotion et, surtout, a eu une idée géniale en rendant son petit héros strabique (...) il impose une certaine distance, joue sur le regard, et annule tout effet de sentimentalité. L'un des plus beaux films de la saison, sans l'ombre d'un doute."

TéléCinéObs 


"Ce premier film témoigne de la détresse humaine, de l'effondrement des repères, avec une poésie étrange, aux antipodes du mélo. (...) The Other Bank est un road-movie, une odyssée méditative, tissée de rencontres cruelles, tragiques ou tendres."

Télérama 

(...) More

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