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Tbilisi hosted its first-ever 'Vistula' festival.

By Mariam Chanishvili
Thursday, November 7
The Polish Vistula Film Festival was held in Tbilisi on October 28-31 at Akaki Khorava Actor's House.

Films of different genres, including drama, historical and patriotic films were presented to the viewers in the capital of Georgia.

The festival program featured the best Polish products of recent years, which have been recognized by both local and international audiences. The films introduced not only the best works but to the rich nature of Poland and the diversity of the population.

Viewers were introduced to great debut works and their authors who have won numerous awards. Visitors of the festival enjoyed a palette of true emotions and deep impressions following after the session.

Janusz Kondartiuk's "A cat with a dog", "Julius" by Aleksander Pietrzak,” Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge” directed by Marie Noelle and other film screenings took place within the frames of the festival.

Cinema creates the kaleidoscope where funny and sad stories are linked; dangerous, mystical and historical events are presented, with sarcastic and unbelievable irony, sometimes with the finale of sometimes successful and sometimes painful defeat.

From April to December 2019 the festival is held in different locations including Georgia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Chile, Russia, Croatia, Tajikistan, etc.

It is worth mentioning that the festival will also take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12 to 17 November.

Georgia has already hosted the above-mentioned festival in June 2019 in Poti.

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland together with the Polish Film Institute is co-financing the festival.

The Polish Film Institute (PISF) is the newest film institute in Europe, established in 2005 following a new cinematography law passed by the Polish Parliament. It is set up similar to the mechanisms of support for the film industries in many other countries of Europe.