Kirtadze’s films have won international acclaim and numerous awards at festivals worldwide, including World Cinema Best Director Prize at Sundance for her Durakovo-village of fools (2008) and European Film Academy Best documentary Prize for Pipeline next door (2005). DocPoint is screening her film Don’t Breathe which is a tragicomedy about a Georgian couple who drifts to crisis because of a doctor’s controversial diagnosis.
She is known as a filmmaker, who has a sensitive and compassionate approach to difficult and controversial issues.
Kirtadze is also known as an actor, especially for her lead role in a Chef in Love (1997), a film by Nana Djordjadze, which got nominated for an Oscar. Kirtadze has also worked as a war correspondent for AFP and for AP, covering the war in Chechnya and other armed conflicts in the region. Since 1997, she has lived in France.
Nino Kirtadze in Helsinki 29th – 31st January.