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Georgii Nikolaevich Shengelaia

film director

Georgii Shengelaia, USSR Film director.

Background

Shengelaia, Georgii was born on October 15, 1937.

Education

Graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in 1966.

Career

Y ounger brother of Eldar Shengelaia. His directorial debut was Alaverdoba (Gruzia Film Studio, 1966). As a student, acted in 3 films directed byfellow 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.