Soldier’s Father
Soldier’s Father

Soldier’s Father

Director Rezo Chkheidze

Production year 1964

Length 92min.

Country Georgia

SYNOPSIS

This is the story about an old man, who takes a long journey through the war seeking his injured son. He becomes a real father of soldiers with whom he fights shoulder by shoulder. He reaches Berlin to finally find his son dead in his arms.

Awards

Best Actor Prize | Moscow IFF, Russia, 1964

CAST & CREW

Rezo Chkheidze
Rezo Chkheidze

Director

Producer

Shota Laferadze

Script

Suliko Zhgenti

Director of Photography

Lev Sukhov, Archil Pilipashvili

Production designer

Ilamaz (Zurab) Medzmariashvili, Nikoloz Kazbegi

Music by

Sulkhan Tsintsadze

Sound

Davit Lomidze

Edit

Vasili Dolenko

Cast

Sergo Zaqariadze, Vladimir Privaltsev, Aleksandr Nazarov

Production company

Qartuli Pilmi

Rezo Chkheidze

Born. 1926, Kutaisi, Georgia. In 1943 – 46, Chkheidze studied at Tbilisi Theatre Institute Named after Shota Rustaveli. In 1953, he graduated from the Directing Department of All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, Moscow. Since 1953, he was a film director of Georgia Film Studio, and since 1973, already the CEO of the Film Studio and head of the Film Department at Tbilisi Theatre Institute Named after Shota Rustaveli. In 1953, Chkheidze directed Boris Paichadze, a documentary by his script. In 1954, two other documentaries were filmed with Tengiz Abduladze. In 1955, his Magdana’s Donkey was released, which was an award-winner at Cannes IFF in 1956. Chzkheidze was also a deputy member of Supreme Soviet of USSR.


Filmography

Boris Paichadze (1953, doc.), Our Palace (1954, co-dir.: Tengiz Abuladze), The State Natioanl Dance Ensemble of Georgia (1954, co-dir.: Tengiz Abuladze ), Magdana’s Donkey (1955), Our Courtyard (1956), Maya from Tskhneti (1959), Treasure (1961), Sea Trail (1962), Soldier’s Father (1964), What a Youth! (1969), The Saplings (1975), Your Son, Earth (1985), The Candle Alight on the Grave of the Lord (2008).

FILMS 2013