Please note Dash Arts are screening this film on Wed 3 July in Bethnel Green. Full details below.
next Dash Cafe is on Wednesday, 3rd of July. We will be screening the remarkable Georgian film Lucky Village. With live music from the Mazpindzeli choir and a Q&A with the film’s associate producer
The Dash Café with the British Georgian Society present:
a special screening of ”Lucky Village”
Wednesday 3rd July 2013, 7:30pm | FREE
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
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 followed by a short discussion and Q&A with Dash Artistic Director Tim Supple and “Lucky Village” Associate Producer Marina Tsitsishvili.
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, archeology and history.
No advance booking required, you can just turn up on the night; BUT to let us know you’re coming and go on the guest list, email [removed]