April Chill (Aprilis Suskhi), 2010

Written and directed by Tornike Bziava, April Chill (Aprilis Suskhi) is a Georgian short-film that joins the ranks alongside many other underrated shorts.

Via Aprilis Suskhi on Facebook 

This film highlights the dispersal of people amongst Georgia’s 1989 Tbilisi massacre / Tbilisi tragedy. This event saw an anti-Soviet demonstration resulting in twenty-one deaths and many hundred injuries.

Woven into the tragedy, is the story that sees a Soviet soldier’s encounter with a young Georgian boy dancing in an abandoned building. His determination to find what it is that he has been hearing- that which bothers him, and a softening when he sees the discipline, determination and rigour of a young dancer and amongst such atrocities.

In fourteen minutes, this film dramatises a part of Tbilisi’s history, merely touching on the events; but we are shown devastation and destruction, as well as where compassion, respect and humility can take over.

32ème Festival International du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand

Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Award
**Grand Prize**

ECU Film Festival

Lille International Short Film Festival
**Best Fiction**

Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne
**Independent Cinema Award**

Festival Courts Devant
**Jury Special Mention**

Glimmer – The 8th Hull International Short Film Festival
**Special Mention in the Anthony Minghella Award for Best UK Short**

Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival
**Best Film**

Ischia Film Festival
**First Prize**

Lucania Film Festival
**Best Topic**

Batumi International Short Film Festival
**Best Director award**

Apollo Festival
**Best Foreign Film**

Taos Shortz Film Fest
** Honorable Mention for Dramatic Fiction **

Festival International du Court Métrage – Normandie
**Jury Prize**


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