Gl-Film was originally founded in 2008, in Los Angeles, California, USA. Later it was established in Georgia in 2012. During this time GI-Films have produced following movies:
"Misha Versus Moscow", 2009, documentary, director: John Philip.
"5 Days of August", 2011, drama,director: Renny Harlin Cast: Val Kilmer, Din Kane, Rupert Friend, Andy Garcia, Mikheil Gomiashvili and others.
“Jacky in Women’s kingdom”, 2013, Director: Riad Sattouf, Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michel Hazanavicius.
"Anton", 2017, directed by Zaza Urushadze (Oscar and Golden Globe nominee). Natalia Rumina, Sebastian Anthony, Casper Buble and others. The film is a co-production of Georgia, Ukraine, Canada and the United States.
"Memory of Sun", 2019 in preproduction, directed by Konstantin Konovalov.
Co-production Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey.
The main objective of the company is to produce an audio-visual content like feature movies, TV-shows, commercials and music videos.
“Anton” North American Premiere
Los Angeles, CA. - Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated director Zaza Urushadze’s new feature movie “Anton”, based on the novel by Canadian author Dale Eisler, is having its North American premiere in major U.S. cities during the next two months.
The movie will premiere in Miami on Oct. 26 as part of the Eurasian Film Week and be followed by screenings in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, ending in December with a week-long run in Los Angeles.
Filmed on location in Ukraine, Anton tells the compelling story of the friendship between two young boys in the violent wake of the First World War and Russian Revolution. The screenplay, written by Eisler and Urushadze, is adapted from Eisler’s historical fiction novel “Anton, a young boy, his friend and the Russian Revolution”, which was inspired by a true story.
Urushadze’s previous movie “Tangerines” was nominated as best foreign language film at both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards in 2015.
With Anton, Urushadze brings to the screen the little-known account of the suffering German immigrants living in Russia faced during the Bolshevik revolution. The story reflects the experience of countless thousands who immigrated to North America in the early years of the 20th century. They came escaping persecution and conflict, in the hope of finding a better life of hope and opportunity in the “New World”.
"For a director, Anton provided a rare opportunity to explore not only a
little-known period in history, but the powerful and complex human
emotions unleashed by revolutionary times. It combines tragedy with
revenge, fear with hope, all contrasted by the innocence of childhood,"
Set in a small farming village in 1919, the movie is shaped by the childhood experiences of Anton and Jacob. Together the two boys use an imaginary world they create to shield them from the suffering, hatred and violence that engulfs the village.
Amid a backdrop of ethnic, religious and political tension, the movie contrasts the reality that Anton and Jacob create for themselves with the divisions and hatred spawned by revolution and civil war. Although separated by religion and ethnicity - Anton is Catholic and Jacob a Jew - the two boys are bonded by their shared imaginations and the simple pursuits that give meaning to their young lives.
“At its core, the story is about human experiences that touch and shape us all. One is the power and meaning of childhood friendship. The other is yearning for a new life, which is at the core of the Canadian and North American immigrant experience,” says Eisler.
A collaboration of co-producers from Ukraine, Georgia, the U.S. and Canada, Anton was filmed in a small Ukraine village near the Black Sea where many Germans lived before immigrating to North America. The movie is shot in German and Russian, with English subtitles to capture the authenticity of the period.
It stars the internationally acclaimed Natalia Ryumina, Sebastian Anton, Tetiana Grachik and Oleg Simonenko, and introduces Nikita Shlanchak as Anton and Mykyta Dziad as Jacob.
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