Wonderful to bring good news to the table. In this case about a project that has been developed for some years – I have had the pleasure to meet it in a couple of times in workshops, first time at the Baltic Sea Forum in 2011, where I wrote the following: ”Georgian Alex Kvatashidze (who) showed amazing material shot by war reporters, and interviews with some of them reflecting the personal consequences of the profession.” Kvatashidze has formulated his log line like this: ”If you go to War, the War will come Home with you”
The good news is that the project has obtained considerable support at the Locarno festival. I quote from FilmNewEurope: ”Alexander Kvatashidze’s Georgian/French/Estonian/Netherlands war documentary ”See you in Chechnya” (Lokokina Studio, Exitfilm, Estonia) has taken top honors in the Locarno IFF industry event Open Doors, winning its production award of 20,000 CHF (16,162 EUR). ”See you in Chechnya” also took the ARTE Open Doors prize of 6,000 EUR, while Georgia’s Sleeping lessons by Rusudan Pirvelli won the 7,000 EUR CNC (Centre National du cinéma et de l’image animée) prize.”
Happy for the director and the project, and for the project being co-produced with experienced Estonian company Exit Film. So premiere will be..