Fiction 12′

The April Chill

At 4 o’clock in the morning, on April 9th 1989, the Soviet troops violently quelled a peaceful demonstration in Tblisi (Georgia). 22 innocent lives fell victim to this atrocious act. APRIL CHILL tells the story of the awakening of human instinct in a Soviet military service man, thanks to a young Georgian dancer.

Directing

Tornike BZIAVA

Writing

Tornike BZIAVA & Dato CHUBINISHVILI

Production

CINETECH

Distribution

ADASTRA FILMS

BROADCASTING

France 3, YLE, SBS, Pacific voice, SHORTS TV

CAST

Malkhaz JORBENADZE, Mirian GARUCHAVA, Rezo CHANISHVILI

Festival selections
LAURIERS-LARGES
Clermont-Ferrand (FRANCE)

Jury Special Mention

Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Award (CHINA)

Grand Prize

Lille International Short Film Festival (FRANCE)

Best Fiction

Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne (FRANCE)

Independent Cinema Award

Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival (CANADA)

Official selection

Uppsala (SWEDEN)

Official selection

Tampere International Short Film Festival (FINLAND)

Official selection

Flickerfest (AUSTRIA)

Official selection

CINEMED (FRANCE)

Official selection

Regard sur le court-métrage au Saguenay (CANADA)

Official selection

Cork Film Festival (IRELAND)

Official selection

Interfilm Berlin (GERMANY)

Official selection