SFF Jury Picks Georgian Director’s Debut for the Main Prize

A young Georgian director’s debut was awarded best film in the competition program – feature film of the 2017 Sarajevo Film Festival. Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze was picked by an international jury of film professionals among a strong competition of region’s best features this year.

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Ana Urushadze

Scary Mother is the story of a 50-year-old housewife who struggles with a dilemma: she has to choose between her family life and a love for writing she has repressed for years. When she finally decides to follow her passion, she is ready to sacrifice everything for it, mentally and physically.

Ana Urushadze, born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1990, graduated from the Shota Rustaveli Theater and Georgia State Film University (TAFU) in 2013 and directed several short films.

Romanian film Meda or the Not so Bright Side of Things was awarded best director and best male lead. Ornela Kapetani was awarded best female lead for her role in Daybreak.

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Best male lead Serban Pavlu

The audiences’ pick for the beast feature of this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival is Bosnian drama Frog. The best documentary according to the viewers was The Putin Interviews by Oliver Stone.

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