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Nino Kirtadzé



Nino Kirtadze was born in 1968 in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. She holds a degree in literature. Her script for a full-length feature film (Monday) won the best script award from the Georgian Union of Cinematographers in 1991. She began her acting career by playing the lead role in a Chef in love a film by Nana Djordjadze which was selected at Cannes in 1996 and nominated for an Oscar. During the troubles of the 1990s in the Caucasus, she worked as a war correspondent for AFP and for AP, covering the war in Chechnya and other armed conflicts in the region. Since 1997, Nino Kirtadze has lived in France, where she has worked with Peter Brook, Jean-Pierre Ameris, Philippe Monnier , Claude Goretta and Olivier Langlois. Kirtadze is member of the French writers’ and directors’ society La SCAM and a member of the European film Academy. Nino Kirtadze collaborates on a regular basis with different national and international organizations as a consultant, jury, lecturer, and tutor.
Her powerful feature-length documentaries deal with controversial subjects, always placing the accent on the human drama underlying her stories and creating deep insightful human portraits. Her camera turns the natural into the supernatural and back again, blending together the personal and the universal without black and white romanticism. Nino Kirtadze’s films have won international acclaim and numerous prestigious awards at festivals worldwide, including World Cinema Best Director Prize at Sundance for her Durakovo-village of fools (2008) and European Film Academy Best documentary Prize for Pipeline next door ( 2005)


Les trois vies d'Edouard Chevardnadze (58´, France, 2000)
Il était une fois la Tchétchénie/ Chechen Lullaby (58´, France, 2001)
Dites à mes amis que je suis mort (86´, France, 2004)
Un dragon dans les eaux pures du Caucase/ The Pipeline Next Door (90´, France, 2005)
Durakovo: Le village des fous/ Durakovo: Village of Fools (90´, France, 2007)
For Faith, Tsar and Fatherland (52´, Russia, 2007)
Something about Georgia (103´, France/Finland/Norway, 2010)
Desperately Seeking Europe (France, 2010)


Haiku - Nino Kirtadzé

Haiku - Nino Kirtadzé (Orig.) / Georgia / 1 min





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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