Georgii Nikolaevich Shengelaia
Georgii Shengelaia, USSR Film director.
Shengelaia, Georgii was born on October 15, 1937.
Graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in 1966.
Y ounger brother of Eldar Shengelaia. His directorial debut was Alaverdoba (Gruzia Film Studio, 1966). As a student, acted in 3 films directed by
fellow Georgian directors.
Became internationally known with Pirosmani (Gruzia Film Studio, 1969), the biographical story of the famous Georgian primitivist artist. Other films: Melodies of the Veriiskii Suburb, 1973. Our Daily Water, 1976.
Married to the leading Georgian actress Sofiko Chiaureli.