Georgian Director Mikheil Kobakhidze’s Work Returned to Homeland by “Borjomi”
The city of Tbilisi
The process of returning Georgian film heritage to the homeland continues. Copies of films by Georgian filmmakers, stored in the Russian film archive Gosfilmofond, are gradually being returned to the homeland. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection and the National Film Center with the support of the private sector.
On December 18, 2017, copies of 11 Georgian films made between 1925 and 1975 were handed over to Georgia. Three of them, “The Wedding”, “The Umbrella” and “The Musicians”, which are part of the work of Georgian filmmaker Mikhail Kobakhidze, returned to their homeland with the support of Georgian mineral water Borjomi.
“We are proud to be part of this very important cause. It was not easy to choose a film because we all know that every Georgian film is unique and unrepeatable. Among them, the films that stand out are “The Wedding”, “The Musicians” and “Umbrella”, which we chose. We are very happy that we had an opportunity to bring these unique films by Mikhail Kobakhidze back to our homeland under the auspices of the Borjomi brand. Many thanks to the Ministry of Culture, which gave us the opportunity to contribute to this great cause – Zaza Kikvadze, General Director of IDS Borjomi Georgia.
It will take 7 years to return the entire Georgian film archive stored at Gosfilmofond to Georgia. The source material of the returned films can be converted into any format. At the same time, Georgia plans to create a film archive of international, modern standard, which will allow the state to take care of the protection and preservation of film heritage.
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