Archive of films Smiling Georgia / Gimiliani Sakartvelo
During its 2012 election campaign titled “Smiling Georgia,” the governing party promised its country’s poorest residents new teeth in exchange for their vote. Dentists began to pull people’s decayed teeth, but after the election defeat, the trusting public never received their new pearly whites… In his bitterly humorous documentary, Luka Beradze takes us to a sleepy Georgian village, introduces us to its inhabitants, and shows that it rarely pays to believe the promises of populist politicians and to vote for purely selfish reasons. In the broader context, the film asks questions regarding the value of ordinary people in the eyes of political leaders.
About the director
Luka Beradze (Tbilisi, Georgia). Selected filmography: Sorry for Being Late (Bodishi dagvianebistvis, 2020, short), Smiling Georgia (Gimiliani Sakartvelo, 2023, doc.).
40 Paliashvili st, , Tbilisi
Tel: +995 599 442 211
E-mail: [email protected]
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Lomero Akhvlediani|
|Editor:||Nodar Nozadze, Joseph Bliadze, Luka Beradze|
|Producer:||Nino Chichua, Anna Khazaradze|
|Coproduction:||Color of May, Enkeny Films|
|Cast:||Nana Papidze, Lamara Samkharadze, Nodar Labadze, Bezhan Labadze|
Director of Photography