L E   F I F A
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BODY PLACE IMAGE features 11 Georgian artists in the process of producing a work designed for KHIDI, a techno club standing in the shadow of the Vakhushti Bagrationi bridge in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. An emblematic venue for Dionysian social gatherings, KHIDI also serves as a centre of progressive political action for young Georgians fighting for a democratic future. Shot by New York director Nancy Allison and her Venetian partners, choreographer Laura Boato and Michela Lorenzano, the Georgian dancers explore Western contemporary dance practices in this unique setting. This intercultural art collaboration forms a powerful combination of creativity, courage, and pure joy.
Crown Wood International Film Festival, India (2020)
Canadian Cinematography Awards, Canada (2020)
ShortCINE Fest (2020)
Golden Earth Film Awards, United States (2020)
International Independent Film Awards, United States (2020)
IndieFEST, United States (2020)
Director Gigisha Abashidze
Choreography Laura Boato
Cast Lili Baratashvili, Zuka Birkaia, Tamara Chakvetadze, Natia Chickvaidze, Nika Chikvatia, Levan Gelbakhiani, Nini Gochichaishvili, Ana Kurtubadze, Michela Lorenzano, Nino Namicheshvili, Medea Nemsadze
Concept Nancy Allison
Music Nika Japaridze


Gigisha Abashidze

Gigisha Abashidze

Grigol (Gigisha) Abashidze graduated from the Film and TV Program of the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film State University in Tbilisi in 2012. Since then he has made several short feature and documentary films and worked as a screenwriter. His short films have been awarded Best Project” at the Sofia International Film Festival (2014) and the Tbilisi International Film Festival (2014). Neighbors”, his first feature film has screened as an Official Selection at the Montréal World Film Festival (2018), Cottobus Film Festival (2018), Tbilisi International Film Festival (2018), goEast/​Weisbaden (2019), Golden Apricots/​Yeravan (2019) and won a Special Jury Diploma at the Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (2019).

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
Neighbors (2018)
Spineless (2017)
Lesson (2013)
Nika the Parrot” (2011)
Monday (2010)

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