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Georgian Embassy Movie Series: Hostages

  • Embassy of Georgia 1824 R Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Georgian Embassy invites you to the screening of a new Georgian movie “Hostages”.

Rezo Gigineishvili's Hostages depicts true events in the 1980s Soviet Georgia, just a few years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. Youngsters from respected Georgian families are looking for freedom in a closed Soviet system, which leads them to hijack a plane to escape from the USSR.

Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they plot an audacious escape from the Soviet Union. They plan to flee their claustrophobic daily lives, discover the free world and break out from their parents' stifling worldview. The day after the wedding, Nika and Ana decide to move forward with their riskiest plan yet: hijacking a local flight from Tbilisi to Batumi and forcing it to land in Turkey, the closest country to Georgia that isn't part of the Eastern Block. But as the plane leaves the ground and the pressure quickly rises, nothing goes as planned for these amateur would-be hijackers.



Georgian Embassy Movie Series is a joint Project of the Embassy of Georgia to the United States and the Georgian National Film Center. The project offers monthly screenings of Georgian classics and contemporary movies in celebration of the 100 years of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia.