Screenwriter and director Zaza Urushadze was born in Tbilisi in 1966, and studied film directing at the Shota Rustaveli Georgian State Theatre and Film University. His previous feature film Tangerines, was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in the Best Foreign Language Film category and won numerous prizes at festivals around the world. He is a member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and President of The Georgian Film Academy.
Father Giorgi, a former Film Director, is sent to serve a small parish in a mountain village where the previous priest had died slightly mysteriously. To bring the villagers closer to the church, he starts having film nights and showing popular films. After the screening of the first picture - Some Like It Hot - the audience tell him that the local music teacher Lili looks like Marilyn Monroe. After meeting Lili, Father Giorgi’s balance between his role as cleric and the secular world starts to quiver - the woman is indeed extremely sexy and the temptation difficult to resist.
2013 Tangerines (shown at the 2015 London GFF)
2012 The Guardian (shown at the 2013 London GFF)
2011 Stay With me
2008 Three Houses (shown at the 2010 London GFF)
1998 Here Comes The Dawn
1990 To those abandoned By fathers (short)
1988 Two rainy days (short)
1987 Cataplexy (short)
From the director of Tangerines, The Confession was premiered in the Warsaw International Film Festival and nominated in Chicago.