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Citizen Saint (15*) + ScreenTalk with director Tinatin Kajrishvili and producer Lasha Khalvashi

New East Cinema

A statue of a saint on a crucifix hangs over a dark sky.

In a Georgian mining town, the statue of a crucified saint blesses the locals. When the saint disappears, and a mysterious young man comes to town, a series of miracles create more chaos than good.

Filmed on location and with a mixed cast of miners and actors, Tinatin Kajrishvili's third feature film blends realism and religious allegory to pose questions about ethics' place in faith. Following the locals' destinies, many of which were marked by a pit accident a decade ago, Citizen Saint ultimately explores how much of the world around them humans are willing to sacrifice in the name of personal salvation.

Citizen Saint premiered in Karlovy Vary in 2023 and subsequently became Georgia's submission for the Academy Awards. The film's captivating black and white cinematography, created by Bulgarian Director of Photography Krum Rodriguez, received a Spotlight Award nomination from the American Society of Cinematographers.

Followed by a ScreenTalk with director Tinatin Kajrishvili and producer Lasha Khalvashi.

2023 Georgia dir Tinatin Kajrishvili 100 mins

This screening is presented in collaboration with the British Georgian Society.

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