Premiere of “Shindisi” in Georgian Cinemas on September 27

The premiere of the Georgian movie “Shindisi” presented at the Oscars will be held in Georgian cinemas on September 27. It is symbolic that the premiere was chosen as the anniversary day of the fall of Sokhumi. The screening will give Georgian viewers the opportunity to evaluate the film themselves and to remember the events of 2008 again.

Georgia’s candidate film for the international full-length film nomination of the American Film Academy was revealed on July 31 by a special Jury. The movie will also soon premiere in Los Angeles and New York.

“Shindisi,” directed by Dito Cincadze and produced by Edmond Minashvili. tells of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war and the heroes of Shindisi (a village located in the vicinity of the Russia-occupied Tskhinvali region, Georgia). The script, which is based on real events, was written by Irakli Solomanashvili. The project author and film producer is Edmond Abashidze-Minashvili, composer Gia Kancheli, and Cameraman Konstantine-Mindia Esadze. The main characters of the film are Georgian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the defense of their homeland, 17 of whom died during the Shindisi battle. The cast includes Georgian actors as well as real Georgian soldiers with combat equipment.

By Mariam Merabishvili

Image source: Georgian National Film Center

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