Director,
Writer,
Actor,
Editor,
Producer
Born 1934, USSR
 
 
Otar IOSSELIANI
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Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ
Otar IOSSELIANI
Filmography (extracts)
 
Director
2015 - Zimnyia pesnia (Зимняя песня) [fiction, 117 mn]
2009 - Chantrapas (Шантрапа) [fiction, 122 mn]
2006 - Gardens in Autumn (Сады осенью) [fiction, 115 mn]
2001 - Monday Morning (Утро понедельника) [fiction, 122 mn]
1999 - Farewell, Home Sweet Home / Farewell, Terra Firma! (Истина в вине!) [fiction, 117 mn]
1996 - Brigands-Chapter VII (Разбойники. Глава VII) [fiction, 129 mn]
1994 - Alone, Georgia (Грузия одна) [documentary, TV, 236 mn]
1992 - The Butterfly Hunt (Охота на бабочек) [fiction, 115 mn]
1989 - Et la lumière fut (И стал свет) [fiction, 105 mn]
1988 - A Small Cloister in Tuscany (Маленький монастырь в Тоскане) [documentary, 55 mn]
1984 - Favority luny (Фавориты луны) [fiction, 103 mn]
1983 - Strana baskov, leto 1982 (Страна басков, лето 1982) [documentary, 55 mn]
1982 - Sem pies dlya cherno-belogo kino (Семь пьес для черно-белого кино) [fiction, 25 mn]
1976 - Pastoral (Пастораль) [fiction, 100 mn]
1970 - There Once Was a Singing Blackbird (Жил певчий дрозд) [fiction, 83 mn]
1969 - Georgian ancient songs (Старинная грузинская песня) [documentary, 21 mn]
1966 - Falling Leaves (Листопад) [fiction, 96 mn]
1964 - Cast Iron (Чугун) [documentary, 17 mn]
1962 - April (Апрель) [fiction, 45 mn]
1959 - Song About a Flower (Саповнела) [documentary, 18 mn]
1957 - Aquarelle (Акварель) [fiction, 10 mn]
 
Writer
2015 - Zimnyia pesnia (Зимняя песня) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 117 mn]
2009 - Chantrapas (Шантрапа) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 122 mn]
2006 - Gardens in Autumn (Сады осенью) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 115 mn]
2001 - Monday Morning (Утро понедельника) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 122 mn]
1999 - Farewell, Home Sweet Home / Farewell, Terra Firma! (Истина в вине!) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 117 mn]
1996 - Brigands-Chapter VII (Разбойники. Глава VII) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 129 mn]
1994 - Alone, Georgia (Грузия одна) by Otar IOSSELIANI [documentary, TV, 236 mn]
1992 - The Butterfly Hunt (Охота на бабочек) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 115 mn]
1989 - Et la lumière fut (И стал свет) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 105 mn]
1983 - Strana baskov, leto 1982 (Страна басков, лето 1982) by Otar IOSSELIANI [documentary, 55 mn]
1976 - Pastoral (Пастораль) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 100 mn]
1970 - There Once Was a Singing Blackbird (Жил певчий дрозд) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 83 mn]
1969 - Georgian ancient songs (Старинная грузинская песня) by Otar IOSSELIANI [documentary, 21 mn]
1964 - Cast Iron (Чугун) by Otar IOSSELIANI [documentary, 17 mn]
1962 - April (Апрель) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 45 mn]
1959 - Song About a Flower (Саповнела) by Otar IOSSELIANI [documentary, 18 mn]
1957 - Aquarelle (Акварель) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 10 mn]
 
Actor
2009 - Chantrapas (Шантрапа) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 122 mn]
2006 - Gardens in Autumn (Сады осенью) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 115 mn]
1984 - Favority luny (Фавориты луны) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 103 mn]
1982 - Sem pies dlya cherno-belogo kino (Семь пьес для черно-белого кино) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 25 mn]
1958 - The Last Leave (Последний лист) by Jemma FIRSOVA [fiction, 9 mn]
 
Editor
1992 - The Butterfly Hunt (Охота на бабочек) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 115 mn]
 
Producer
2015 - Zimnyia pesnia (Зимняя песня) by Otar IOSSELIANI [fiction, 117 mn]

Awards :
Brigands-Chapter VII :
Jury's Special Grand Prix, Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1996
The Butterfly Hunt :
C.I.C.A.E. Award, Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1992
Pasinetti Award, Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1992
Et la lumière fut :
Jury's Special Grand Prix, Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1989
A Small Cloister in Tuscany :
New Cinema Award - Special Mention, Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1988
Favority luny :
Jury's Special Grand Prix, Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1984
OCIC Award, Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1984
Falling Leaves :
Prix de la FIPRESCI, Cannes, 1968
Prix Georges Sadoul du meilleur premier film, 1968
Monday Morning :
Silver Bear for Best Director, Berlin Festival, 2001
Favority luny :
Prix spécial du Jury à Venise en 1964

Biography
Director, scriptwriter, actor. Born in 1934 in Tbilisi. Finished a music college (majoring in violin and conducting, 1952). Studied at the department of mathematics at MGU (1953—1955). Graduated from the department of directing at VGIK (1961, class of A.Dovzhenko and M.Chiaureli; diploma — 1965). Since 1961 worked as a director and scriptwriter and «Gruzia-Film» studio. Directed a number of documentaries. Merited Worker of Arts of Georgian SSR. Winner of the Russian independent award «Triumph», the A.A.Tarkovsky Prize, the Main Arts Prize (Berlin Academy of Arts). Since the early 1980s lives and works in France.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
- Les 11 meilleurs films russes de 2011 2012, La Russie d'aujourd'hui
- Шантрапа , Mikhail LEMKHIN, 2011, Kstati
- Otar Iosseliani : Chantrapas (2010) , Andrei ROGATCHEVSKI, 2011, kinokultura.com
- Signs of the Everyday in Post-Soviet Cinema , Liliia NEMCHENKO, 2011, kinokultura.com
- Avril de Otar Iosséliani Olivier BITOUN, 2005, dvdclassik.com
- Il était une fois un merle chanteur de Otar Iosséliani Olivier BITOUN, 2005, dvdclassik.com
- La Chute des feuilles de Otar Iosséliani Olivier BITOUN, 2005, dvdclassik.com
- Pastorale de Otar Iosséliani Olivier BITOUN, 2005, dvdclassik.com
- LA PERIODE GEORGIENNE D'OTAR IOSSELIANI Olivier BITOUN, 2005, dvdclassik.com
- Всего 33 : звезды мировой кинорежиссуры , Andrei PLAKHOV, 1999, Аквилон