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Movies: Best Movies in Georgian(ქართული ენა)

Georgian (ქართული ენა, kartuli ena, pronounced [ˈkʰartʰuli ˈena]) is the most widely spoken Kartvelian language; it serves as the literary language or lingua franca for speakers of related languages. It is the official language of Georgia and the native or primary language of 88% of its population. Its speakers today amount to approximately 3.8 million. Georgian is written with its own unique Georgian scripts, alphabetical systems of unclear origin. Georgian is most closely related to the Zan languages (Megrelian and Laz) and more distantly to Svan. Georgian has various dialects, with standard Georgian based on the Kartlian dialect, and all dialects are mutually intelligible. The history of Georgian spans from Early Old Georgian in the 5th century, to Modern Georgian today. Its development as a written language began with the Christianization of Georgia in the 4th century. Georgian phonology features a rich consonant system, including aspirated, voiced, and ejective stops, affricates, and fricatives. Its vowel system consists of five vowels with varying realizations. Georgian prosody involves weak stress, with disagreements among linguists on its placement. The language's phonotactics include complex consonant clusters and harmonic clusters. The Mkhedru... ()

Georgian is spoken in Iran, Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia and 376 movies (between 1912 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these movies were shot in Soviet Union (203). Popular genres for Georgian movies are Drama (217), Comedy (80) and Romance / Love (71). The Other Bank (2009), And Then We Danced (2019), Repentance (1987), What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (2021) and Father (2015) are among the best known & most successful Georgian movies.


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The Other Bank(2009)

1h 30min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

Life creates many obstacles for 12 years old boy - Tedo. Tedo belongs to the generation, which was forced to mass displacement because of the civil war in Abkhazia, one of the most beatiful places in Georgia. The civil war took away everything Tedo had, even hope. The film tells about an extraordinary internal drama of a little boy, his thoughts, feelings, pasions, sorrows and efforts to take arms against the difficulties.

Directed by Giorgi Ovashvili - With Hilda Péter

And Then We Danced(2019)

1h 53min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 89 votes)

Merab has been training since a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire. In this conservative setting Merab finds himself having to break free and risk it all.

Directed by Levan Akin - With Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili

Repentance(1987)

2h 33min | Drama, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 22 votes)

The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden. Although it is secretly reburied, the corpse keeps returning until the police capture the local woman who is responsible. This woman says that Varlam should never be laid to rest since his Stalin-like reign of terror led to the disappearance of her family and friends.

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?(2021)

3.5/5 (with 19 votes)

In the Georgian riverside town of Kutaisi, summertime romance and World Cup fever are in the air. After a pair of chance encounters, pharmacist Lisa and soccer player Giorgi find their plans for a date undone when they both awaken magically transformed with no way to recognize each other.

Directed by Aleksandre Koberidze

On The Border(1993)

1h 17min | War, Drama

Civil War in the 1990s. Society is divided into two opposing parts. The protagonist has relatives and friends on both sides, he is torn by this predicament.

Directed by Dito Tsintsadze

Mediator(2008)

1h 32min | Drama, Crime
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The detective will have to figure out the mysterious death of an English secret agent who came to Tbilisi to sell important secret information.

Directed by Dito Tsintsadze

Their Kingdom(1928)

20min | Documentary
2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The documentary Their Kingdom, co-directed in 1928 by Nutsa Gogoberidze and Mikhail Kalatozishvili (Kalatozov) for Soviet Georgia’s Cinema Trust, was considered lost until 2008, when there appeared a possibility that this important film – Georgia’s first documentary feature and Kalatozov’s directorial debut – had not disappeared irretrievably.

A Day Longer Than Night(1983)

2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

This somber story of love lost forever is set against the backdrop of the changes that Communism brought to the state of Georgia in the former USSR after the 1917 Revolution. Eva and Archil are deeply in love and they pledge to be with each other always. After they marry, Archil dies suddenly and Eva is left alone and childless. Along comes the ruthless Spiridon who romances Eva and marries her - though his cold and cruel spirit break Eva's naturally buoyant self, until she sullenly eats alone, and avoids intimacy with her husband as much as possible. They adopt a daughter, who does not take sides between her glum mother and silent father. When the Communist cadres enter their village to promote the ideals of the October revolution, Eva starts to warm to her husband a little because he joins in that movement. Then her husband commits the fatal error of revealing a previous crime - an error that will later cause their grown daughter to question her parents' strange behavior.

Directed by Lana Gogoberidze - With Darejan Kharshiladze, Tamar Skhirtladze, Guram Pirtskhalava, Guranda Gabunia

Look at These Young People!(1969)

1h 40min | Comedy, Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Film school desk akhladaprenil guys from Tbilisi in the early days of World War II soldier's overcoat to put on, temporarily put aside their dreams, loved ones and fire parted ways scattered. Thus began a new phase of their lives, gantsdebita and misery. Yesterday's long-suffering smile in front of the boys grow up into fighters.

Directed by Revas Chkheidze - With Leila Qipiani

The Little Incident(1975)

2.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A cult of diners, restaurants and an excessive eating prevails in the City of Joy. Different contests are held in cooking the Georgian cuisine. Makro, a famous singer, decides to lend some spirituality to the city of gluttons. For that purpose she decides to set up a gallery of beautiful paintings in one of the city’s restaurants. The owners of the restaurant oppose that decision, but due to Makro’s agility the tenants of the city carry the paintings to the new museum.

Qarishkhlis tsin(1924)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The conflict with the plant owner makes Tade and Gijua to leave the town and return to their home village. There, Gijua fells in love with Tade’s sister Tasya. A day before their wedding, Tasya is taken by the people of Prince Rostom. Two friends rescue her from the Prince’s estate and launch a resistance struggle against the local usurpers. Revolted peasants kill the prince while two friends escape to the city and become active in a revolutionary movement.

Directed by Kote Marjanishvili

Abesalom and Eteri(1966)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Prince Abesalom runs into an orphaned Eteri while hunting, falls for her and brings the woman to his palace as his fiancé. The Prince’s aid Murman loses his self-control at Eteri’s beauty and gives her a spelled necklace as a wedding gift. Eteri contracts a mysterious disease that only Murman is capable to heal.

Directed by Leonard Esakia
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Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme(1985)

19min | Documentary
2.7/5 (with 5 votes)

Short film from Sergei Parajanov, a personal view of the director on the spectacular heritage of Niko Pirosmani (1862–1918), a Georgian primitivist painter.

Directed by Sergei Parajanov

Comrade Stalin Goes to Africa(1991)

1h 20min | Comedy
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A mockumentary mixing actual private footage of Stalin with reconstructed dramatic sequences featuring doubles.

Directed by Irakli Kvirikadze

The Murder of General Gryaznov(1921)

50min | Drama, History
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

Revolutionary uprising of Georgian laborers in 1905.

Directed by Ivan Perestiani

The Summer of Frozen Fountains(2015)

3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

Does air temperature really matter for fountains to be frozen or melt? One just need to stop and look around... It's a mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of their own happiness. It's about hopes and disapointments, betrayal and forgivness... and of course it's all about love...

Directed by Vano Burduli - With Giorgi Nakashidze

The Great Dawn(1938)

1h 13min
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

In 1917, the people of the Russian Empire are no longer willing to fight Germany, but the bourgeois government of Alexander Kerensky is unwilling to defy its imperialist allies and stop the war. Only Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik Party is resolute in calling for peace. In the front, the soldiers of one battalion elect three delegates to travel to St. Petersburg with donations the troops collected for the Pravda newspaper: Gudushauri, Panasiuk and Ershov. The three arrive in the capital and describe the horrendous conditions in which the soldiers live to Joseph Stalin, Lenin's trusted aid and colleague. They join the Bolsheviks and take part in the storming of the Winter Palace, led by Stalin and Lenin. Stalin announces that the great dawn of revolution has broken.

Directed by Mikheil Chiaureli - With Mikheil Gelovani, Spartak Bagashvili, Konstantin Müfke, Tamara Makarova, Ivan Perestiani, Shalva Gedevanishvili, ...

Stepmother Samanishvili(1977)

1h 29min | Comedy, Drama
2.9/5 (with 1 vote)

Impoverished old nobleman Bekina insists on marrying a wife, but his son Platon does not want to have sharer in father's inheritance. Platon finds two times widowed and childless bride for Bekina, but a fate makes fun of him.

Directed by Eldar Shengelaya

The White Rose of Immortality(1984)

1.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Two lovers – a young shepherd, Mzechabuka, and a peasant girl, Teona, - have endured all the trials falling to their lot and see the happy time when they can join their lives together.

Directed by Nana Mchedlidze - With Kakhi Kavsadze

Saba(1929)

1h 40min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A rework of Boris Sigal's play The Trial of Stepan Korolev. Set in Tbilisi rather than Leningrad is a morality tale about the hazards of alcohol consumption that is nonetheless not without humor.

Directed by Mikheil Chiaureli

The Swimmer(1981)

1h 45min | History, Adventure
1.9/5 (with 2 votes)

The tale of a 20th century family line of swimmers who all attempt to swim some near-impossible distance in the Black Sea.

Directed by Irakli Kvirikadze

Them(1992)

2h 22min | Drama, Crime

Directed by Levan Zakareishvili.

Directed by Levan Zakareishvili - With Zaza Kolelishvili

I See the Sun(1965)

1h 22min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

In Georgia during WWII Zurikela, an orphan boy, meets Khatia, a blind girl, and vows to help her to see again.

Directed by Lana Gogoberidze

Some Interviews on Personal Matters(1978)

1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.3/5 (with 2 votes)

Sophiko, a well-known journalist, seems to be more close to many of her respondents when they need her advice than to his family members. All engrossed in her work, she suddenly finds out that she is losing her husband who has started a love affair with another woman. Of course, it strikes her badly but life never lets her to concentrate on her personal problems.

Maksim Maksimich(1927)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

War and love in Caucasus.

Ramin(2011)

2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Ramin, an ex-wrestler who once won seven matches in 55 seconds, lives alone in the east Georgian town of Kvareli. Long time ago he fell in love with a girl whom he lost soon after he met her. Now, at 75, still unmarried but full of life, he travels to a remote Georgina village to seek her out. This film presents Ramir's journey through the Georgian landscape and through the memories of this man with a old aged body and an unbeatable heart.

Directed by Audrius Stonys

Great Green Valley(1967)

3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A group of geologists discover oil under the fields where Sosana, the aged and anachronistic father, raises his herd with his unhappy wife, her friend and his growing boy with whom he displays a wonderful rapport. The land is invaded by big machinery that feels remarkably alien to the serene and natural aesthetic of the valley. The family all enjoys the pleasures and storytelling capacity a slide projector grants them, but it too feels distinctly out of place in a town with no plumbing.

Directed by Merab Kokochashvili - With Dodo Abashidze

Matsi Khvitia(1966)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

It’s about a 13th-century Georgian legendary avenger, the noble robber Matsi Khvitia, who bravely fought against the princes’ arbitrary rule.

Directed by Giorgi Shengelaia

Melodies of the Vera Quarter(1973)

1h 36min | Music, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

This musical is based on old Georgian vaudevilles and plays. The early 20th century. Old Tiflis is in confusion and turmoil. A mysterious fairy is helping the poor Pavle’s family: real wood is burning in his old, neglected fireplace, wherein a pot with meat would suddenly appear. The good fairy is impersonated by laundress Vardo who helps not only the poor Pavle, but other families in this quarter as well. Vardo is known to many people in the town, but no one ever suspected that she was capable of performing miracles. The film’s colorful folk melodies, merry songs and fiery dances leave no viewer indifferent. Starring in the leading role is the great Georgian actress Sofiko Chiaureli.

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