IN THE SWELTERING SUN
WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020
Marché du Film Online
Directed by: Shorena Tevzadze
Produced by: Shorena Tevzadze (Diafilm, Georgia)
Country of production: Georgia
Expected release: December 2020
Budget: $125,100 (80% in place)
1st feature: 2nd feature
Looking for: Post-Production opportunities
On the setting of a fortress oddly built so as to look medieval, David, the castle’s founder, holds various patriotic activities from martial arts camp for children to a sculpture festival. 13-year old Giorgi, one of the boys attending the camp, disobeys the strict rules, hoping to have fun during his stay, yet the camp’s nationalist conditioning manages to somehow have the desired impact on him. The film observes this microcosmos and offers us an absurd illustration of a male-dominated contemporary Georgia, balancing between past values and future expectations.
Shorena Tevzadze got education from Georgian Shota Rustaveli state University of theater and films (MA in cinematic arts) and Ilia State University in Georgia (MA in Art of Dramaturgy). Short course in documentary storytelling in frames of American Film Showcase in The University of Southern California. She has participated in Berlinale talents campus, Sarajevo talents campus, Visions du Reel focus Georgia and rough cut lab in 2015 and 2016. Her first creative documentary DIDUBE, THE LAST STOP has been premiered in Visions du Reel (Regard Neuf) 2017 and won best film award at CINEDOC Tbilisi in the competition of focus Caucasus. Tevzadze has She has been working as a contributor (filmmaker) for Caucasus media platform Chai-khana.org since 2016.