Georgia’s Fold in My Blanket Heads to Berlin


    A Fold in My Blanket, the feature film debut of Georgian film director Zaza Rusadze, will have its world premiere at the 63rd Berlinale (7-17 February 2013) where it will screen in the non-competitive Panorama section.

    A Fold of My Blanket received a grant of 575,000 GEL from the Georgian National Film Center (GNFC, www.gnfc.ge) in 2011. The film was produced by the director’s production company Zazarfilm (www.zazarusadze.com).

    The action takes place in a Georgian town in the near future when a young man returns home from studying abroad to begin work at the court of law and break the daily routine through his hobby of mountain climbing. Looking at the landscape from atop a mountain, he tries to free himself from the claustrophobia of his native town. The cast of both young and experienced actors includes Avtandil Makharadze who returns to films after Tenghiz Abuladze’s Repentance (1984) and Mikheil Kalatozishvili’s The Chosen One (1992).

    Some 15 Georgian films have participated in the Berlinale, beginning with Giorgi Shelgelaya’s The Trip of a Young Composer, which won the Silver Bear in 1986. In1993 Temur Babluani’s The Sun of the Sleepless was awarded for Best Direction.

    The Georgian National Film Center, which has been actively cooperating with the Berlin Film Festival for seven years, invited representatives of the Berlin Film Festival to Tbilisi in 2011–2012 to view recent Georgian films.

    Georgia will also be represented at the Festival’s European Film Market this year.