English Teacher

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Young, adventurous “English teacher” is assigned to carry out a “linguistic revolution” in a remote Georgian village. Looking for new adventures, South African Bradley Nelson finds himself on the frontier of a big political change in the country. In order to get rid of the Soviet legacy and engage with the western world, the government initiates a project to “invade” Georgia with English speakers. Excited traveler is determined to contribute to a “radical change” in the small post-Soviet country. But when the first wave of excitement disappears, he is confronted with the gloomy reality. There are no signs of revolutionary changes, and in fact, no desire to change at all. Villagers are facing completely different set of challenges...

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Directed and produced by:
Nino Orjonikidze
Vano Arsenishvili

Camera:
Vano Arsenishvili

Editor:
Vano Arsenishvili
Nino Orjonikidze

Co-producer:
Melanie Anstey

Music:
Giya Kancheli
“Theme from Twelfth Night"
“Main theme from Cinema"
Performed by Gidon Kremer and Andrei Pushkarev
℗ ECM Records  2010

The project was developed on IDFAcademy 2011

With financial support of Georgian National Film Centre (gnfc.ge)




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