The Knights Of Georgian Chant
At the beginning of the19 th century, the Russian Empire abolished the independence of the Georgian kingdom and the autocephaly of the Georgian Church. To save the tradition of Georgian choral singing, the music needed to be transcribed into conventional notation. This was successfully done by Philimon Qoridze, a soloist at La Scala known as Philippo Coreggio, who managed to transcribe 5,500 chorals over a period of 28 years. After his death, the job of caring for and protecting the music, as well as carrying out additional transcription, was taken up by printer Estate Kereselidze. This period coincided with the Bolshevik revolution in Russia. He had to hide his volumes of notated choral music a number of times, copy and even restore them. Finally he packed 40 volumes of music into iron boxes and buried them in the ground... Fourteen ancient chorals were recorded specially for the film by well-known ensembles...
Will There Be a Theater Up There?!
Soviet Union - a tragic destiny to the people living within the system,all reflected in the biography of the great actor Kakhi Kavsadze. The film is a chronicle of a big family: one of great folk singers and their life ordeal that reflects the lives of millions in the USSR. These people lived through the World War II; wound up in concentration camps of Nazi Germany and later in those erected by USSR... Kakhi is both a clown and a tragic actor, a singer and a dancer. The film resembles a one man show where Kakhi embodies every person his life involves: his Granny and Stalin, himself at the age of 10 and his mother. He talks about totalitarian system and recounts stories of people helping each other to survive. The documentary narrative is enriched by feature film elements. Much like drop of water reflecting the world, Kakhi Kavsadzes’ stories reflect the lives of people living in the former USSR.
Scriptwriter, cinema and drama director, producer. 1981 graduated Georgian State Theatric and Cinema Institute as a cinema director(master class of Tengiz Abuladze) Worked with Tengiz Abuladze as script writer, and music-designer at the film "Repentance"(Gran-prix at the Cannes international film festival, prize of FIPRESSI) Was awarded the Russian Cinema Academy Prize "Nika", for the script of the film. Has many international prizes for the film “Lulluby”Works also as drama director and play writer at the theatre. Was author and the presenter of the author’s television program “Laterna Magica” at the Public Television;Producer of Films: " A big boy and a little boy"(participated in Rotterdam film festival in a program of Georgian student films. Program was awarded by golden prize), "Family"- was awarded by prize "Best short film" at the student international film festival "Amirani"(Tblisi) " Tengiz Abuladze-the tree of desire"-doc.; "Imagery of Dry Bridge" fiction “Will there be a theatre up There?!” docfeatureProducer of plays at the theatre: "FM of the 90's...Human voice"(mono); “Out of the present moment...Antigone"(menipeus),'"Present to adults, when they were kids"(Fairy musical tale)2006 -2008 author and the presenter of the author’s television program “Laterna Magica” at the Public Television;Producer of books) about Georgian filmmakers: “Tengiz Abuladze… Reflections”; “Rezo Chhkeidze – the Road to a big Cinema ”
Films: " A big boy and a little boy"(participated in Rotterdam film festival in a program of Georgian student films. Program was awarded by golden prize), "Family"- was awarded by prize "Best short film" at the student international film festival "Amirani"(Tblisi) "Lullaby"- prizes at the Pezaro International Film Festival( Italy), Moscow International Film Festival for youth and children (Russia) , Lagovo International Film Festival (Poland) and at the Film Festival of Orthodox Church “Golden Knight”(Russia) etc. "Georgia in the Raindrop"-doc.;" Tengiz Abuladze-the tree of desire"-doc.; "Imagery of Dry Bridge" fiction"Christmas Gift"-short, participated in Montpellier film festival, competition of short.“The Knights of Georgian Chant” docfeature“Will there be a theatre up There?!” docfeature