Lana Gogoberidze

Lana Gogoberidze

Director

Lana Gogoberdize (born 1928) is a Georgian director, screenwriter, politician, and former ambassador. Her father was executed during Stalin’s Great Purge, and her mother – a pioneering female filmmaker in Soviet Georgia – spent 12 years in a prison camp. After Stalin’s death, Gogoberidze was eventually able to study at the VGIK film school in Moscow, beginning her directing career in 1961 with Under the Same Sky. Her most celebrated works include Borders (1970), When Almonds Blossomed (1972), and Some Interviews on Personal Matters (1978). She was elected to the Parliament of Georgia between 1992 to 1995, and in 2004, she served as Georgia’s Ambassador to France. She is the mother of prominent Georgian director Salomé Alexi.

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