Maidan

Maidan captures the heart (or navel) of the still vivid multi-national, multi-religious capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, and evokes the atmosphere of good old times. Focusing on the oldest part of the town, Maidan Square, it shows the ancient centre of the Caucasus that used to be a trading place for tapestry, precious stones, silk and stories: here east and west meet. Everyday reality is pretty harsh nowadays, but people are still proud of their city and the Maidan baths. A warm and colourful mosaic of the city where film makers like Paradjanov and Iosseliani spent part of their lives. (LC)

Filmmaker
Dato Janelidze
Premiere
International premiere
Country
USA, Netherlands
Year
2004
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Length
50’
Language
Georgian, Russian
Producer
PS Pictures, Studio 99, Imedi TV, Pieter Jan Smit
Sales
PS Pictures
Writer
Pieter Jan Smit, Dato Janelidze
Editor
Stella van Voorst van Beest