Japan Hosts Georgian Film Festival Showing 30 Films
From January 29 to February 25, 2022, Tokyo will host the Georgian Film Festival, - the National Film Center reports.
During one month, the viewers will watch 30 Georgian films. The program includes both classic and modern films. To discuss this topic, the Georgian National Film Center hosted the representative of the Embassy of Japan, Yasuhiro Kojima.
Georgian Film Festival was held for the first time in 2018 and was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia and the 110th anniversary of Georgian cinema.
The curator of the festival is Mr. Takehide Harada, who is a great friend of Georgia and has written a book on Georgian cinema. For years he directed one of the best cinemas in Tokyo - Iwanami Hall, where he arranged retrospectives of Georgian films. Harada visited the Tbilisi International Film Festival several times to select Georgian films.
The director of the film center Gaga Chkheidze and Yasuhiro Kojima discussed the possibility of repeating the festival in other cities or regions of Japan. The cities of Kyoto, Osaka, Yokohama and Takasaki have already expressed a desire to host a retrospective.