Alexandre Koberidze is one of the most interesting and promising directors in contemporary cinema, capable of establishing himself on the world stage with dreamy and poetic films. After being at Lago Film Fest last year with a selection of four short films he directed, Koberidze returns to the festival presenting a special focus devoted to Georgian cinema.
From 1912, when the first film was made in Georgia (Journey of Akaki) to the present day, too many films have been made to yield a selection of short films without a common thread. There are films that have been enormously popular in Georgia but are completely unknown outside the country; some of these are especially valuable because they helped shape the filmmaker as a person and as a filmmaker. The works in the program Carte blanche to Alexandre Koberidze represent a very personal selection, a love letter to Georgian cinema that the director wanted to share with the Lago Film Fest audience.