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Shengalaya, Giorgi

Born: 11 May 1937 in Moscow, Soviet Union, now Russia
The son of director Nikolai Shengelaya, Giorgi, along with his brother Eldar, were part of the sixties generation of Soviet filmmakers. Shengalaya graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Cinematography in 1963, and made his debut in 1967 with He Did Not Want To Kill, focusing, like many of his films, on Georgian subjects and settings. His 1969 film, Pirosmani, could be considered his greatest and most representative film, concerned as it is with ordinary life and extraordinary art, independence and belonging-- conditions that mirrored Shengalaya's perception of life in the Soviet republics.

Filmography:

  • Georgian Grapes/ Georgische Trauben, 2000
  • Death of Orfeus/ Orpeosis sikvdili, 1996 Khareba i Gogi / Khareba da Gogia, 1987 Trip of Young Composer, A/ Akhalgazrda kompozitoris mogzauroba/ Puteshestviye molodogo kompozitora, 1984 Everyone Needs Love/ Devushka so shvejnoj mashinkoj/ Sikvaruli kvelas unda, 1980; Come to Grape Valley/ Kvishani darchebian/ Pridi v dolinu vinograda, 1976 Melodies of the Verijsky Quarter/ Veris ubnis melodiebi/ Melodii Veriyskogo kvartala, 1973 Pirosmani, 1969 He Didn't Want to Kill/ Matsi khvitia, 1966 Djildo, 1965 Two Stories/ Alaverdoba, 1962 Niko Pirosmanishvili, 1961 - as screenwriter: Death of Orfeus/ Orpeosis sikvdili, 1996 Khareba i Gogi / Khareba da Gogia, 1987 Trip of Young Composer, A/ Akhalgazrda kompozitoris mogzauroba/ Puteshestviye molodogo kompozitora, 1984 Melodies of the Verijsky Quarter/ Veris ubnis melodiebi/ Melodii Veriyskogo kvartala, 1973 Pirosmani, 1969 He Didn't Want to Kill/ Matsi khvitia, 1966 Djildo, 1965 Two Stories/ Alaverdoba, 1962;