Alexander Kviria Film-maker

mail@alexanderkviria.com | films & bio | content & design (c) A. Kviria 2009-2014


Tbilisi, I Love You, soon to come in your theatres The Guest (Tbilisi I Love You)

Alexander took part in the anthology film "Tbilisi I Love You",
produced under the "Cities of Love" license,
writing and directing "The Guest",
a short film starring Marina Kartsivadze.


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Gorelovka Episodes from the Life of a Disappearing Community
documentary, Georgia-UK, 2010, HDV, 48 min  / watch the trailer / watch the full movie

Gorelovka 2 The village of Gorelovka is located in Southern Georgia. Doukhobors (Spirit-wrestlers), a group of Russian religious dissidents, founded it in the mid 19th century. Because of their anarchist and pacifist beliefs, the Doukhobors were banished from Russia by Tsar Nicholas I. They managed to keep their identity and traditions throughout the Soviet period. However, under political and economical pressure, many Doukhobors have now left Georgia and their heritage is disappearing with the last inhabitants.

Kaunas International Film Festival 2010 selection
Tbilisi International Film Festival 2010 selection
Wales One World Film Festival 2011 selection
goEast Film Festival 2011, Wiesbaden Federal Foreign Office Award winner
Kish International Film Festival 2011 in competition
London International Documentary Festival 2011 in competition
Golden Apricot International Film Festival 2011 selection

GoEast Festival ("Remembrance and Future" Award) festival on tour
Jula Festival 2011 selection
dokumentART
2011 (Szczecin/Neubrandenburg) selection
Les Ecrans Documentaires 2011 in competition
ArtDocFest 2011 in competition


Cactus Flower (trailer)

documentary, Georgia, 2000, Beta, 15 min

An old woman's telling of her lifelong passion for cactuses leads to memories of her early deportation to Kazakhstan by the Soviet regime.


 


Gorelovka (research material)
footage for documentary project

The village of Gorelovka is located in Southern Georgia. It was founded in mid 19th century by Dukhobors, a group of Russian religious dissidents banished by Nicholas I. They managed to keep their identity and traditions throughout the Soviet period. However, under political and economical pressure, many Dukhobors have now left Georgia and the heritage is disappearing with the last inhabitants.


 


Cold Cold Heart (trailer)
performance art shooting, UK, 2006, DV, 10 min

A weekend of video and performance art from Nordic countries at the Courtauld Institute and Somerset House, London, 20-22 October 2006

 


The Story of A Little Soldier (trailer)
short movie, Russia, 2005, 35mm, 19 min

Anton is sent off to war, deprived from his hair and abandoned by his beloved. Back from the front, he looks for his hair and for revenge.

Cortopotere Short Film Festival 2007 - Best Experimental Film

Festival of Nations (Ebensee) 2007 - diploma

Cottbus Film Festival 2006 - selection

Cork Film Festival 2006 - selection

Moscow CinePhantom Festival 2005 - selection


 



Pile & Face
documentary, France, 2009, HDV, 7 min

Film on Marseille 2009 Carnival, coproduced with la Compagnie d'ici, on an invitation by Marseille City Hall

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Eat A Grey Save the Red
documentary, UK, 2008, HDV, 4 min

produced by Storymakers TV (www.storymakers-tv.com)


 



Lunchtime
video art, UK, 2008, DV, 1 min

 

Steven
documentary, UK, 2008, HDV, 6 min
An introduction to the life of Steven. One of adventure and adversity, and, maybe, of normality.
Wood Green International Short Film Festival 2009 - selection
British Shorts Film Festival Berlin 2009 - selection
Moscow Perspektiva Film Festival 2010 - selection

 



Bedtime Stories
documentary, UK, 2007, DV, 3 min

"With its strong triptych structure and good underlying narrative this film, which starts out as a bit of a mystery, develops well. The shooting is fine and the edit is good." (Channel 4 editor's comment)


 



DOOM
video art, UK, 2007, DV, 5 min

Every second counts.

Exploding Cinema, London, 2008 - screening
"Pusto" Video Art Festival, Moscow, 2007 - selection