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Old October 10th, 2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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კულტურა და გართობა | Georgian Culture and Entertainment Thread

Tbilisi to host TRANSRELATION - International Symposium of Modern
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Oct. 4-5, Tbilisi will host TRANSRELATION - International Symposium of Modern Art. Goethe-Institute told Trend, the project is carried out within the project of Goethe Institutes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - "Center of competence for managers working in the cultural sphere."

The symposium will be attended by international contemporary art curators, art critics, art historians and art workers from 8 countries.

The two-day symposium, as well as workshops and final discussion will focus on topical issues of contemporary art.

International Symposium of Modern Art will allow experts and curators from different countries to discuss topical issues and latest trends in contemporary art.
http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?o...0085&Itemid=86
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Georgian Culture Night at Columbia University
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On November 5, Georgian Student Association is hosting the main event of their school year: a Georgian Culture Night with music, dance, and of course, food!

The program that put together this year promises to impress with the best Georgian vocalists, dancers, and musicians in New York coming together to perform at this event. The food will be equally as impressive with all the most notable Georgian specialties served buffet style.

So, mark the date on your calenders and come support Georgian culture!

Where: Alfred Lerner Hall, Roone Alredge Auditorium, Columbia University, 2920 Broadway (at West 114 Street), New York, NY 10027.

When: November 5th, from 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

What: An eclectic showcase of Georgian culture

NOTE: Admission is FREE. If you do not have a Columbia University ID, you will need to pick up a ticket (free of charge) at the ticket center in Lerner lobby (Campus entrance).
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Fashion Elite on capital’s catwalks
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The runways are silent, the lights have dimmed and the seats are empty. Tbilisi Fashion Week (TFW) 2011 is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that the weeklong event won’t have a lasting impact on the country’s fashion industry.

As promised, the show came alive with festive and spring and summer collections - high on color, detailing, ornamentation and style.

The event brought experienced and prestigious designers together with young talent; showcasing a 2011 look that emphasizes strength, but also femininity.

Throughout the week, the latest pret-a-porter and women’s line collections were on display at Grato Passage and the Hotel Radisson Blu Iveria.

Atelie 10a, a leading Georgian fashion house, opened the festival with a colorful and feminine collection. Two dominant colors, light green and orange were used to create costumes distinct from any of their previous collections.

Nino Abesadze became a favorite for the second day of the show. She created a provocative look suggesting fearlessness and assertiveness with silken and satin holiday dresses. Accessories included big colored bags, laces and belts.

Festival-goers showed the most interest in the young designers’ shows, one of the main stars of which was Bichola, who has been showcased in the Catwalk Fashion against AIDS 2011 collection.

A collection of high fashion concept dresses designed by David Sulikashvili showed off a new level of creativity.

Moscow-based Georgian designer, Lika Aladashvili, returned to her country for the first time to present her Amazon-inspired collection under her label LikaforLika. She believes that Tbilisi Fashion Week could sell well abroad.

Tamuna Ingorokva, a familiar name to followers of Georgian fashion, closed the final day of the week with elegant, detailed styling. Her clothes showed great sophistication in many colors.

Watching the models stroll down the catwalks and judging from the exhibition of shoes at the Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel, it was easy to note the trend for shoes next year: high heels are still in fashion.

Tbilisi Fashion Week is the initiative of GeoModels, a Georgian modeling agency, in partnership with Georgian Events, a major events management company. Supporting the event is Amarta, a glossy magazine, the consultancy company - Branding.ge, and Gabunia & Partners Solicitors.

Tbilisi Fashion Week (TFW) was first held in May this year, and gave Georgian designers the opportunity to present their Fall-Winter collections. In May, TFW had the honor of hosting the world famous Italian designer – Roberto Cavalli. In the second week he recorded a video for the organizers and the event’s guests with the message: “Hello Georgia and everyone at TFW. Fashion and beauty have always been parts of my life, and I was happy to see during my visit to Georgia that Georgian people also appreciate fashion. I’d like to wish everyone success...”

Those who were unable to attend TFW had had the opportunity to watch the shows on the internet via the web portal tvali.ge. Caucasus online, a major Georgian internet service provider provided the service free-of-charge to fashion lovers at home and abroad.

At the Radisson Blu Iveria, guests had the opportunity to buy traditional handicrafts, hand-made jewelry, as well as leather goods and textiles by Georgian artists.

In total, 18 local designers exhibited their creations, with the Newcomer’s Day providing a unique opportunity for 20 young designers to present their collections to the public, giving them their first exposure at an international event. Giorgi Keburia and Tamuna Bochikashvili became the jury’s choice from among hot competition.

“The contest is not only about creating winners,” said Tako Chkheidze, one of Tbilisi Fashion Week’s founders. “We hope to inspire them to continue creating and working to become Georgia’s top designers.”

The event’s showrooms gave visitors the opportunity to examine and purchase clothes from designers’ collections. Designs were bought by foreigners as well as local buyers.

Teona Tavartkiladze, designer at Atelie 10a, did not have any illusions that professional foreign buyers would buy out TFW’s spring-summer collections for their boutiques. She said that foreign buyers had to come to a collection five or six times and only then would they buy.

“I give my word that soon most of my collection will be bought by local customers. This is what usually happens,” she added.

The stylish collections of local designs left participants and observers excited about the prospects for the Georgian fashion industry.

Riina Luik, the Deputy Director of Marie Claire, a monthly women’s magazine, who has attended fashion shows in Paris and Milan said the 2011 Tbilisi Fashion Week made her optimistic about the prospects for Georgia’s fashion industry.

During a brief interview with Georgia Today at TFW’s opening cocktail party, Luik explained that she and Atelie 10a plan to bring Georgian Fashion to Estonia in the spring.

“I have started negotiations with the Estonian Academy of Art and it is very supportive of the idea. Georgian designers will also organize workshops for Estonian designers,” she added.

SANDRO, Founder and President of Art Soiree, an arts and entertainment company based in Washington, D.C. has the job of scouting artists, designers, models from all over the world. He spoke highly of TFW saying, “It is very good idea to seek out young, upcoming designers.” He added that it is important to take the Georgian fashion industry outside the country.

According to the event’s organizers, it is planned that the next Tbilisi Fashion Week will be held in spring 2011.
http://www.georgiatoday.ge/article_details.php?id=8489
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Exhibition of Georgian artist due at Museum of Art
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The exhibition titled “The cities” features more than 30 artworks.

The Azerbaijan Ministry of culture and tourism in partnership with Azerbaijan State Museum of Art will present a solo exhibition of popular Georgian artist Mamuka Tsetskhladze. The exhibition titled “The cities” features more than 30 artworks.

Since the mid 90-s Mamuka Tsetskhladze has had exhibitions in Azerbaijan. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Tsetskhladze has also lived in Azerbaijan, Russia, France, Germany, Hungary, Estonia and other countries.
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Old January 27th, 2011, 11:47 AM   #5
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27.01.11
The Indian film producing company Bollywood may soon shoot a film in Georgia. The representatives of the company arrived in Tbilisi this morning to check the circumstances and the environment for film producing in Georgia.
The guests are expected to meet with the representatives of Georgian authorities, including the ministers of culture and economics.
The idea to shoot an Indian film in Georgia was first voiced in October 2010, when the Minister of Economic Development Vera Kobalia visited India. She was even hosted by a Bollywood star Amirkhan then. At the meeting the actor expressed his desire to visit Georgia and shoot a film there.
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Minister met with Bollywood delegation

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Vera Kobalia met with Bollywood delegation. The aim of the meeting was to discuss further issues concerning future collaboration between Georgia and India in cinematography. The agreement with Bollywood producers was made during Minister’s visit to India in November, 2010.

Group composed of 5 Indian Movie Producers (Mr. Narendra Bajaj - Siddhi Vinayak Creations; Mr. Varun Bajaj - Co-producer; Mr.Chirag Bajaj - Executive Producer; Mr. Roop Naik – Zip Zaap Zoom Productions and Ms Lela Sophoveyy - Proposed Coordinator (Georgia - India business) will stay in Georgia for a week. Besides Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Bollywood Delegation also met with the Minister of Culture. Meetings with Georgian colleagues is also planned, specifically a meeting with the management of JSC “Georgian Film” is already scheduled. The Indian guests will also attend the presentation of a Georgian film.

The visit is organized by National Investment Agency of Georgia. During this week, Indian guests will see different parts of Georgia and will study the prospective of film making in our country. During this visit, Indian producers will also take a video about Georgia which will be presented to Indian film makers and televisions.
http://www.economy.ge/?category=4&lang=eng&item=428

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0 Классика индийского кино хорошо знакома зрителям старшего поколения. Эти фильмы были популярны в СССР. Но такие ленты в Индии больше не снимают. . В Болливуде теперь и дорогостоящие спецэффекты, и съёмки за границей. Но от песен индийские киностудии не отказываются. Очередной киношедевр могут снять в Грузии. Идея зародилась в ноябре прошлого года, во время визита в Мумбаи грузинской правительственной делегации. Ответный визит не заставил себя ждать. Через 6 дней индийские продюсеры увезут домой короткометражный фильм о Грузии.
Чираг Баджадж, продюсер: "Наша компания на рынке вот уже 25 лет. Мы снимаем фильмы не только в Индии, но и в разных уголках мира. Что касается этой страны, то у нас уже есть определённые заготовки".
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The Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia (MCS) hosted the Bollywood Delegation of the Indian film industry on January 27. The visit was organized by National Investment Agency of Georgia. Cooperation between Georgia and India in cinematography has become the subject of discussions since November 2010. During this week, Indian guests will see different parts of Georgia and will study the prospect of film making in our country. During this visit, Indian producers will also watch a video about Georgia which will be presented to Indian film makers and television companies. Expressing the Governmental support towards the idea, Minister Nika Rurua highlighted Georgia’s wonderful opportunities and advantages in this direction and hoped that specific proposals would follow after the visit.

The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Vera Kobalia, said that making films abroad has become the main priority for Indian producers, that’s why they are very much interested in making films in Georgia as well “Bollywood is a great film industry with more annual income than Hollywood,” Kobalia said, explaining that there are more films made in Bollywood than Hollywood nowadays. Taxes would be the same for the representatives of the Indian cinema industry as any foreign investor but the Georgian Government would assist them with the relevant infrastructure.

As Varun Bajaj co-producer of Siddhi Vinayak Creations told the media they already have the scenarios of thrillers and action films which they may make in Georgia. But before that the Bollywood producers would make a short documentary film introducing the tourist potential of Georgia to the Indian audience. “There are billions of spectators in India thus producers try to offer them a great choice of films. Georgia would be a new place for them and we think that our cooperation would be a real success,” Minister of Economy said hoping that the Georgian actors and producers would also cooperate with their foreign colleagues. The Bollywood delegation later met the Georgian Film authorities, watched the previously censored Georgian film “My Grandmother” and made a casting for Georgian actors.

Analyst Ramaz Sakvarelidze welcomed Georgia’s cooperation with international cinematography. On The Messenger’s question as to whether this kind of cooperation would be beneficial for Georgian film production, the analyst doubted whether this field would manage to revive without international support. “We wouldn’t have so many questions around the cooperation of Georgian-western cinematography but introduction of any international cultures should be of great encouragement to the Georgian film makers,” he added.
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Georgian films shown in Turkmenistan

A festival of Georgian films is currently underway in Ashkhabad, the capital of Turkmenistan. The festival, entitled Georgian Film Days is being organized and funded by the Georgian Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection, and the Georgian Embassy in Turkmenistan.

According to a statement by the press-office of the government of Turkmenistan, the program is showcasing films directed by Georgian directors between the 1960s and 1980s, including: The Father of a Soldier, Mimino, Ar Daidardo (Do not Grieve), Keto and Kote, Sherekilebi, and the Georgian musical, Melodies of Vere District. Tourists and the Turkmen public will have the opportunity to visit the festival in Ashkhabad until January 28 at the Turkmenistan and Watan cinema centers.
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Georgian Prosecutor`s Office has released a covert video footage depicting members of criminal group holding talks over Famous Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani`s painting in a garage.

The video footage also shows them having agreed on presumable price of the painting. Law enforcers refrain from naming names of the accomplices yet.

Representatives of the Georgian Prosecutor`s Office disrupted Thursday the attempt of selling the Pirosmani abroad. The ****, Brood-hen and the Chickens was handed over to the National Museum of Art of Georgia after the special operation.

Davit Sakvarelidze, deputy prosecutor, reported the details of the case at the briefing today. He said, the law enforcers were informed about the attempt to sell yet-unknown painting by Pirosmani abroad. The sellers reduced the primary price – half a million dollar to 150,000 dollar, thinking it was a copy of the masterpiece.

Deputy Minister of Culture Davit Tskhadadze was attending the briefing at the Prosecutor’s office. He thanked the law enforcers for successful work.
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Indian film producers have expressed their admiration of Georgia’s rich landscapes and varied climatic zones, making the possibility of Georgia as a location for Bollywood blockbusters look quite real.

“I think everything works for the film industry,” Narendra Bajaj, a producer with Siddhi Vinayak Creations told Georgia Today. “The locations are really very unique and the infrastructure is suitable.”

Seeking to scout out potential filming locations, an Indian delegation arrived in Tbilisi on January 27 for a week-long visit. Narendra Bajaj aside, the delegation included Varun Bajaj, a co-producer; Chirag Bajaj, an executive producer; Roop Naik from Zip Pap Zoom Productions, and other high-profile industry insiders.

The Georgian National Investment Agency (GNIA), a government body responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, played host to the delegation, facilitating meetings with Vera Kobalia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development; and Nika Rurua, Minister of Culture. Talks were also held with representatives from Kartuli Filmi JSC, Georgia’s leading cinema production company. The idea of shooting Indian movies in Georgia was an outcome of Kobalia’s visit to India in October 2010.

According to Narendra Bajaj, who has worked in India’s cinema industry for the last 20 years, formal issues with the Georgian government are currently being worked out. The producers hope to come back by around the end of the April or in May to proceed with their plans. Meanwhile, the process of selecting scripts will begin, and once decisions have been made in this regard, specific locations will be identified.

The Indian delegation visited a large number of sites in both the capital and the regions. The sightseeing tour in Tbilisi included Rustaveli Theatre, Narikala Fortress, the National Museum, the National Library, Maidan Palace, Lisi Lake, Turtle Lake, Sharden Street, Sukhishvilebi National Ballet, and the Jansugh Kakhidze Music and Culture Center. They were also taken to Batumi and Kobuleti along the Black Sea coast, then on to Paliastomi Lake and Poti Port.

The trip to western Georgia also featured Mestia, the high mountainous region famous for its medieval fortresses and breathtaking views; the delegation visited the village of Martvili in Samegrelo and the city of Kutaisi - Georgia’s cultural center in the medieval period. In Eastern Georgia the delegation visited the city of Signagi in the wine-rich Kakheti region, toured the Aleksander Chavchavadze Museum in Tsinandali, and the vineyards and wine cellars of the village of Napareuli.

Nino Skhirtladzde, corporate communications manager at GNIA explained that for the Indian producers it’s more cost effective to come to Georgia as the country offers much cheaper opportunities than any other European city. She also noted that the diverse nature of the country’s landscape would allow the filming of several different types of location with minimal travel expenses - also keeping costs down.

Narendra Bajaj agrees. Trying to give his first impressions of the country, he described Georgia as a “very compactly beautiful” country, saying that “every location is very good by itself – mountains, beaches, lakes, palaces, modern cities and they’re very, very close to each other.”

While Bollywood producers seek quality locations at low costs, Georgia is interested in seeing a rise in the number of international visitors coming to the country. Here, Bollywood movies are expected to serve as the best commercials Georgia could ever have, with a significant increase in the number of Indian tourists to Georgia anticipated should production go ahead. Indian movies are on sale throughout the world, and the government hopes that this will help raise awareness of Georgia globally. Yet India, with its increasingly large tourist population is the kea target for the project.

“The best example we can cite is Switzerland which has been the location for a host of Bollywood movies,” Skhirtladze told Georgia Today. “Charmed by the awesome locations features in the movies, Indians started to visit, significantly boosting the number of tourists to the country.”

It is also expected that I hate luv stories, one of the Bollywood’s latest creations, shot in Queenstown, New Zealand, will increase the flow of Indian tourists to New Zealand dramatically. To date, the movie has been seen by 150 million people.

Based on figures from New Zealand’s Tourism Department, GNIA said that Indian tourists visiting New Zealand spend approximately $ 100 million annually.

In 2010 the number of visitors to Georgia exceeded 2 million. In the future, if this figure includes Indians coming for film tourism, it is easy to see the economic benefits the Georgian Government seeks to reap.

“The film industry is very much connected with tourism,” commented Roop Naik, who makes commercial advertisements. “You have the beautiful places, hospitable people and good infrastructure.”

Roop Naik described the Economic Ministry and Culture Ministry of Georgia as being “very cooperative” and noted that they are looking for long-term cooperation with Georgia.

By Maia Edilashvili
4.02.2011
http://www.georgiatoday.ge/article_details.php?id=8654
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Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, Archbishop of Mtskheta-Tbilisi, Metropolitan of Bitchvinta and Tskhum-Abkhazia Ilia II will be hosted by the Queen of United Kingdom, Elizabeth II.

Today, His Holiness will visit Lambeth and Katzenberg monasteries together with Archbishop. Patriarch will also visit London`s Library, where an 11-th century Georgian manuscript is held. The document describes life of Georgian religious figures in the Jvari monastery in Jerusalem.

His Holiness blessed a Cathedral of Christmas of the Saviour in London within the visit. Over one thousand Georgian immigrants were attending the ceremony. Patriarch also consecrated Father Zenon as the Archbishop of Great Britain and Ireland`s Eparchy.
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09 February 2011

Georgia is supposed to attract a tidbit investment through Bollywood studio. Representatives of Indian-based film producing industry visited Georgia by the end of January and found the country absolutely amazing for film-making.
Vera Kobalia, Minister of Economic Development, enjoys the first fruits of her visits to India in the fall of past year.
To boost its sluggish investment inflow, Georgia decided to diversify Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs) sources and targets as far as China and India to this end. Georgian government hopes that its favorable geographical location acknowledged as the crossroad between Europe and Asia, coupled with liberalized business climate of the country, free trade agreements with all CIS countries plus the upcoming Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with EU may lure Chinese and Indian investors to Georgia.
According to Vakhtang Lezhava, Chief Economic Advisor to Georgia’s Prime Minister, both China and India are growing global economies supposed to offset US economy gradually and consequently, to attract Chinese/Indian investors to Georgia is one of the priorities on the government’s agenda. Georgian government’s expectation reaches out in two directions: on the one hand they want Chinese/Indian investors to develop transit infrastructure so as to make Georgia as a regional hub, on the other hand, they propose to either manufacture or put together products in Georgia and export the Made-in-Georgia labeled goods to EU ultimately.
Nika Gilauri, Prime minister of Georgia, reported after his arrival that number of Chinese and Indian companies intend to come and invest in Georgian energy and infrastructure sectors.
During the governmental visit to India Kobalia called on famous Indian star Amir Khan’s place and he assured her that he was ready to arrive in Georgia and participate in film-making.
The expected new investors in energy and infrastructure from India did not show up as yet but Kobalia’s visit to famous movie star has already given results.
Delegation of Bollywood visited Georgia on January 27, 2011 to discuss future collaboration between Georgia and India in cinematography.
Group composed of 5 Indian movie producers [Narendra Bajaj - Siddhi Vinayak Creations; Varun Bajaj - Co-producer; Chirag Bajaj - Executive Producer; Roop Naik – Zip Zaap Zoom Productions and Lela Sophoveyy - Proposed Coordinator (Georgia - India business)] stayed in Georgia for a week and got really excited by picturesque landscapes and cozy old towns of Georgia.
Famous Georgian tourist haunts including Caucasian highland Svaneti, the Black Sea littoral Ajara and Sighnagi [an old fortress-town in Kakheti, East Georgia] fell under particular interests of Indian film-makers, Georgian media reported. Bollywood delegation found Georgia very attractive and comfortable for film-shooting due to its compressed geographic landscape where high mountains, lowlands and sea landscapes all are available at a short distance. Shooting a film in Sighnagi is already decided; it is supposed to bring investments to Georgia. The film budget is not calculated as of yet. According to Bollywood guests, film costs do not change wherever they are shot but they hope Georgian government will assist them to cut down costs.
Kobalia promises that Bollywood will enjoy similar taxation regime in Georgia as other foreign investors do and does not rule out governmental support. According to her, shooting films abroad is a priority to Bollywood that enjoys much more income than Hollywood and actually, makes more films.
Varun Bajaj promised to shoot several films [if they really find Georgia comfortable for film-making] and bigger part of scenes will be shot in the lap of nature. Indian producers plan to make mainly thrillers and action-films in Georgia.
During this visit Indian producers also recorded a video about Georgia which will be presented to Indian film-makers and televisions to raise awareness of Georgian tourist potential.
Indian investment in Georgia totals about USD 70 million by today through few Indian companies operating in Georgia, including two biggest corporations, such as Geosteel, a Joint venture of JSW Steel Netherlands BV [wholly owned by Indian JSW and Georgian Steel Group Holding Ltd (GSGHL)], producing steel bars in Rustavi, and Jindal Petroleum Limited operating in the gas and oil exploration field. Both are parts of Jindal Group, one of the biggest Indian business groups.
One Indian investor is undertaking construction of a new Hydro Power Plant.
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Georgian movies to be shown on Lithuanian TV channel

The Lithuanian Public Broadcaster has announced that in spring it will run a Georgian movie retrospective as part of a project by the Georgian National Film Center.

Davit Vashadze, head of the Distribution Department at the National Film Center told journalists that the first and second Lithuanian TV channels will broadcast sixteen classic Georgian movies in the coming months. The project seeks to promote Georgian art and cinema in Lithuania. Vashdze stated that Lithuanian viewers will be able to see works by ten directors, including films by Giorgi and Eldar Shengelia and Rezo Esadze.
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Georgian movies to be shown on Lithuanian TV channel

The Lithuanian Public Broadcaster has announced that in spring it will run a Georgian movie retrospective as part of a project by the Georgian National Film Center.

Davit Vashadze, head of the Distribution Department at the National Film Center told journalists that the first and second Lithuanian TV channels will broadcast sixteen classic Georgian movies in the coming months. The project seeks to promote Georgian art and cinema in Lithuania. Vashdze stated that Lithuanian viewers will be able to see works by ten directors, including films by Giorgi and Eldar Shengelia and Rezo Esadze.
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Harlin honored at Valencia
'5 Days in August' closes revamped fest

By JOHN HOPEWELL, ANSON WOODRING

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Renny Harlin, a director who set the bar for Hollywood action adventure with "Cliffhanger" and "Die Hard 2," will receive a career retrospective tribute at the 32nd Mostra de Valencia Action and Adventure Film Festival, which opens April 7.
The Finnish director is expected to attend to introduce his latest pic, "5 Days of August," starring Val Kilmer and Andy Garcia, set against the 2008 Russia-Georgia War, which will close the event on April 14. The retrospective also takes Harlin's three films preceding "August": 2009 John Cena actioner "12 Rounds," the noirish "Cleaner," with Samuel L. Jackson, and 2006 supernatural thriller "The Covenant."

Further trib titles include: "Deep Blue Sea," "The Long Kiss Goodnight," a B.O. bellyflop, which some critics admired, and "Die Hard 2."

Valencia will also focus on another European who made an impact on Hollywood: James Bond.

Running April 11-14, an event entitled "Bond Before the Mirror," will analyze 007's figure from the point of view of "what Bond has represented and Bond as a contemporary myth," said Mostra director Salomon Castiel.

Homage also includes an open-air recital of Bond title themes.

Launched in 1980 as an artfilm fest, the Mostra rebooted as an action-adventure film event at last October's edition.
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Harlin honored at Valencia
'5 Days in August' closes revamped fest

By JOHN HOPEWELL, ANSON WOODRING

Harlin

Renny Harlin, a director who set the bar for Hollywood action adventure with "Cliffhanger" and "Die Hard 2," will receive a career retrospective tribute at the 32nd Mostra de Valencia Action and Adventure Film Festival, which opens April 7.
The Finnish director is expected to attend to introduce his latest pic, "5 Days of August," starring Val Kilmer and Andy Garcia, set against the 2008 Russia-Georgia War, which will close the event on April 14. The retrospective also takes Harlin's three films preceding "August": 2009 John Cena actioner "12 Rounds," the noirish "Cleaner," with Samuel L. Jackson, and 2006 supernatural thriller "The Covenant."

Further trib titles include: "Deep Blue Sea," "The Long Kiss Goodnight," a B.O. bellyflop, which some critics admired, and "Die Hard 2."

Valencia will also focus on another European who made an impact on Hollywood: James Bond.

Running April 11-14, an event entitled "Bond Before the Mirror," will analyze 007's figure from the point of view of "what Bond has represented and Bond as a contemporary myth," said Mostra director Salomon Castiel.

Homage also includes an open-air recital of Bond title themes.

Launched in 1980 as an artfilm fest, the Mostra rebooted as an action-adventure film event at last October's edition.
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Deputy Foreign Minister Hosts Ecuadorian Delegation

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, a meeting was held between the Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mr. Davit Jalagania, the Coordinator of Presidential Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration, Mrs. Maria Mercedes Guevara, and Coordinator of Presidential Cultural Affairs of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Ecuador, Mr. Luis Dario Albuja.

At the meeting, the sides discussed the issues related to bilateral relations between Georgia and Ecuador, in particular, the issues connected with the cultural days of Ecuador planned to be held in Georgia in May. The sides also expressed their desire to expand and develop diplomatic relations and political, economic, trade, cultural and people-to-people cooperation between the two countries.

In the frames of the one-week visit of the Ecuadorian officials to Georgia, the members of the delegation will visit Mtskheta, Signagi and Svaneti, visiting Georgian cultural monuments and those institutes where Ecuadorian cultural events will take place.
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