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The Dash Café with the British Georgian Society:
Film screening of “Lucky Village”
Wednesday 3rd July 2013 |Venue: Rich Mix, London E1 6LA | 7.30pm | FREE
The Dash Café is pleased to present this special event in partnership with the British Georgian Society: a rare screening of the fascinating 1993 Georgian film “Lucky Village”, directed by Giorgi Levashov-Tumanishvili and starring Tim Pigott-Smith, Zurab Kipshidze and Shota Kristeshasvili.
The ward of the Narcotics Unit of the Tbilisi mental hospital, Georgia, is an unexpected safe haven from the civil war which rages beyond the bars and walls of the hospital. A new patient is admitted - a middle-aged alcoholic. As a voluntary inmate of ’Lucky Village’ he pieces together the fragments of his childhood in the streets of Stalin's Georgia. Into this world arrives Michael, a British diplomat, with the DTs. “Lucky Village” began filming in Georgia in May 1991 and was completed in extraordinary conditions of counter-revolution and imperial collapse, military take-over and civil war.
The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A with several of those involved in the making of the film.
The Café will also feature a set from the The Maspindzeli Choir singing songs from the ancient polyphonic tradition of Georgia.
'Bare, beautiful and once heard never forgotten'— Time Out, 25 May 2011.
The British Georgian Society was launched in 2004. A registered charity, they organise a wide variety of Georgia-related events featuring art, music, film, literature, archaeology and history, and have so far held two major Georgian film festivals in London, with a third planned for September 2013. Through its directors and members BGS has strong connections with Georgian culture, business development, diplomatic links, architectural heritage and humanitarian aid.
**This event is FREE and no advance booking is required; but to let us know you're coming and be put on the guest list, email firstname.lastname@example.org**
Image: Still from Lucky Village
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