Died the Georgian Director Georgy Shengelaya

Photo: TASS/Givi Kiknadze

Died people’s artist of the Georgian film Director Giorgi Shengelaia. He was 82 years old. It is reported TASS with reference to the national centre of cinematography of Georgia.

“Yes, I confirm that he (Shengelaia. – Approx. ed.) died. About other details of the incident can not say. He died in Georgia,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

Shengelaya was born on 11 may 1937. The actor graduated in 1961, the Institute of kinematografii name Gerasimov (VGIK). During his studies he played in the Studio “Georgia film”, and after graduation became the Director of the Studio.

as a Director he made the movie “Alaverdoba”, “Pirosmani”, “melodies of the Vera quarter”, “we All want love”, “Khareba and business as usual as”, “Riding the train” and others. In the role of actor to many he is known for the paintings “Our yard”, “Otarov widow”, “new time”.

people’s artist of Georgia, winner of the prize “Golden Hugo” at the international film festival of Chicago for the film “Pirosmani” (1974). In 1986 he was awarded the medal for best Director 36th Berlin international film festival for the film “the Journey of a young composer”.