Temur Babluani Movies and Career Information

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Mar 20, 1948
Director and Writer
Temur Babluani is a Georgian film director, script writer, and actor. Bebluani was born in the mountainous Svanetian village of Chaguri in the Georgian SSR. He graduated from Tbilisi State Theater Institute in 1979, being tutored by Tengiz Abuladze and Irakli Kvirikadze. He performed in the Soviet-era movies Our Youth, Earth, This Is Your Son, and Cucaracha; and directed The Flight of Sparrows, and The Brother. His The Sun of the Sleepless, for which he was also a composer, became a cult film in Georgia and won grand prizes at the festivals in Tbilisi and Sochi as well as a Silver Bear for an outstanding artistic contribution at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival. In 1996, he was a producer for A Chef in Love directed by Nana Jorjadze, which became the first, and so far the only, Georgian film to be nominated for the Academy Award. His elder son Géla Babluani is also a filmmaker; the younger, Giorgi, is an actor.


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