“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to make this film,” said Director Nobuhiko Obayashi. HANAGATAMI is the final chapter of his war film trilogy. The film is based on a novel of the same title. Although Obayashi had finished writing the first draft of the screenplay long before producing HOUSE, shooting did not start until 40 years later, the year in which he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The story of HANAGATAMI revolves around Toshihiko, a sixteen-year-old boy who moved to Karatsu (a port city in the west of Japan) with his aunt Keiko during the time when Japan was on the eve of the Pacific War, and developed a romance with his sick cousin Mina.
CUNNINGHAM 3D (Director: Alla Kovgan / US / 2019 / 93 mins / In English with English Subtitles)
CUNNINGHAM is a 3D cinematic experience about the legendary American choreographer, Merce Cunningham, orchestrated through his iconic works and performed by the last generation of his dancers. This poetic film traces Merce’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944-1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the most visionary and influential choreographers worldwide. 3D technology weaves together Merce’s philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey through the choreographer’s world.
AND THEN WE DANCED (Director: Levan Akin / SE, GE, FR / 2019 / 113 mins / In Georgian with English Subtitles)
2019 Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight Selection
Selected as the Swedish entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards
Merab has been training at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary since his youth.
Italian Renaissance master Botticelli is well-known for his portrayal of female figures and mythical themes, and his works such as The Birth of Venus and Primavera are now among the main attractions of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.