Rezo Gabriadze’s ‘Rezo’ Nominated for the Oscars

Revaz “Rezo” Gabriadze is a Georgian theater and film director, playwright, writer, painter, and sculptor.
Based on his short stories, a Russian animated film Rezo – in Russian “Знаешь, мама, где я был?” (Mom, Do You Know Where I have been) came out in 2018. Rezo is one of the 32 animated features submitted for the 2019 Oscar race.  

On January 13 of 2020, it will be revealed which of these 32 animated movies will make it to the “shortlist”. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 9, 2020, and the public will know the final winners of all the categories then.

“Rezo is a movie told and painted by Rezo Gabriadze. The movie is an autobiographical animated documentary questioning ideas of deep humanity, kindness, and heartiness during uneasy times after the 2nd World War” reads the description of the animated film on IMDb.

Rezo Gabriadze worked with Giya Danelia, legendary Georgian film director of Soviet times, on the cinematographic masterpieces Mimino (1977) and Kin-dza-dza (1986). Gabriadze founded Marionette Theater in Tbilisi in 1981.

By Nini Dakhundaridze

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