“The Cut” – a historical epic about the Armenian Genocide directed by Turkish-German filmmaker Fatih Akin will screen in Tbilisi today within the framework of the Russian Movie Festival held in the Georgian capital from November 4 to 8.
The festival features 30 films from Georgia, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Turkey and Iran.
Beginning in Armenia in 1915, “The Cut” follows one man’s journey through the Ottoman Empire after surviving the Genocide. Nazaret (Tahar Rahim), a young blacksmith from Mardin, Turkey, is ripped from his family and is forced to work as a slave laborer. Years later, he begins a continent-crossing quest to reunite with his twin daughters.