Hirokazu Kore-eda is one of Japan’s most highly-regarded auteurs. His directorial debut Maborosi (1995) won the 52nd Venice International Film Festival’s Golden Osella Prize. Subsequently,…
Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2017
Ana Urushadze hails from Georgia and was born in Tblisi in 1990 and graduated from the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Georgia State Film University (TAFU) in 2013. While studying, she directed several short films including Ideas (2010) and One Man Loved Me (2012). Scary Mother, Urushadze’s feature film debut, has won her several awards including the Cineuropa Award from the Sarajevo Film Festival and Best First Feature from the Locarno International Film Festival, where it was also awarded the Youth Jury Award and was in competition for the coveted Golden Leopard. Scary Mother has been selected as Georgia’s Official Submission for the Academy Awards’® Best Foreign Language Film category for 2018.
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