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Tinatin Kajrishvili was born on May 28, 1978, in Tbilisi, Georgia. She gained international recognition when her first two films premiered at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival.
Kajrishvili’s creative prowess extends to scriptwriting, where her narratives exhibit a profound understanding of human relationships and emotions. Her ability to craft compelling stories has garnered acclaim from both critics and audiences alike.
Her third film, Citizen Saint, stands as a testament to her storytelling finesse. Citizen Saint not only received widespread praise but was also selected as an official entry film from Georgia for the Oscars. The film’s reception attests to Kajrishvili’s ability to create impactful and resonant cinema.
In addition to her filmmaking accomplishments, Kajrishvili is a distinguished member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, a testament to her standing in the international film community. She is also an esteemed member of the Georgian Filmmakers Union, where she contributes to the promotion of Georgian cinema on the global stage.
Furthermore, Kajrishvili is an alumna of EAVE, an organisation dedicated to developing the skills and knowledge of producers in the European audio-visual industry. Her association with EAVE reflects her commitment to continuous learning and growth within the dynamic landscape of filmmaking.
Beyond her professional affiliations, Kajrishvili serves as a cultural ambassador, offering insights into Georgian life and traditions through her work.
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