Tbilisi Intermedia's 12 Best Georgian Movies of All Time

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2. Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird (1970)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

Gia is a carefree young percussionist who works at a theater in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. He lives in a small apartment with his mother. Gia spends his days flitting from friend to ... See full summary »

Director: Otar Iosseliani | Stars: Gela Kandelaki, Gogi Chkheidze, Jansug Kakhidze, Irine Jandieri

Votes: 754

3. Salt for Svanetia (1930)

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary

Story of distant mountainous region in Georgia that depicts folklore, lifestyle and daily routines of Svani people, focuses on the scarcity of salt in Svaneti region. Rich with documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov

Votes: 474

4. My Grandmother (1929)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Drama

The protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, gets the sack for his bureaucratic idleness, and learns that the way back into the job market depends on getting a letter of recommendation from a "grandmother".

Director: Kote Mikaberidze | Stars: Aleksandre Takaishvili, Bella Chernova, Evgeniy Ovanov, Akaki Khorava

Votes: 187

5. Arachveulebrivi gamopena (1968)

94 min | Drama, Romance, War

Back from the war, a promising sculptor Aguli gets married and while in the need to make for living becomes stuck in daily routine. Thus, he fails to create something special, but his apprentice is a new hope.

Director: Eldar Shengelaia | Stars: Guram Lortkipanidze, Valentina Telichkina, Vasili Chkhaidze, Dodo Abashidze

Votes: 421

6. Didi mtsvane veli (1967)

85 min | Drama, Family, Romance

When useful minerals are found in the valley, the herders are required to move. One of them, Sosana, can not cope with industrialization and is alienated from everybody, even his own family.

Director: Merab Kokochashvili | Stars: Dodo Abashidze, Lia Kapanadze, Mzia Maglakelidze, Ilia Bakakuri

Votes: 133

7. Vedreba (1967)

72 min | Drama

Brave sons of Khevsureti and Kisteti fight against each to protect their homelands. But, they confront faulty domestic traditions to respect enemy's true prowess and find themselves in conflict with own compatriots.

Director: Tengiz Abuladze | Stars: Spartak Bagashvili, Rusudan Kiknadze, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Otar Megvinetukhutsesi

Votes: 494

8. Giorgobistve (1966)

91 min | Drama, Romance

A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State.

Director: Otar Iosseliani | Stars: Ramaz Giorgobiani, Gogi Kharabadze, Marina Kartsivadze, Aleksandre Omiadze

Votes: 581

9. Qortsili (1965)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

A young man keeps meeting the same girl with a violin again and again. Is it his destiny?

Director: Mikheil Kobakhidze | Stars: Gogi Kavtaradze, Nana Kavtaradze, Ekaterine Veruleishvili, Baadur Tsuladze

Votes: 110

11. Qolga (1967)

20 min | Short, Fantasy

A railway controller and his sweetheart live in peace next to the railway tracks. Out of nowhere, an umbrella flies into their life.

Director: Mikheil Kobakhidze | Stars: Gia Avalishvili, Jana Petraitite, Ramaz Giorgobiani, Baadur Tsuladze

Votes: 99

13. Pirosmani (1969)

85 min | Biography

The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

Director: Giorgi Shengelaia | Stars: Avtandil Varazi, Dodo Abashidze, Givi Aleksandria, Spartak Bagashvili

Votes: 580

14. Tsisperi mtebi anu daujerebeli ambavi (1983)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

An author - a passive young man - enters the Soviet-controlled bureaucracy of Georgia attempting to get his novel published only to be neglected and compartmentalized at every turn.

Director: Eldar Shengelaia | Stars: Ramaz Giorgobiani, Vasil Kakhniashvili, Teimuraz Chirgadze, Ivane Sakvarelidze

Votes: 1,254