Shevardnadze: the film "Five Days in August" does not remove the blame from Georgia for starting the war
The former Head of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze said that the film "Five Days in August", dedicated to the war in South Ossetia in 2008, have failed its advocacy role.
According to VZGLYAD, Shevardnadze in his interview with "Asaval-Dasavali" has underlined, that such movies could not influence the international community and to be compared with the conclusions of various commissions that have investigated the situation with the "five-day war". Georgian ex-President has stressed, that above all the guilt of Georgia for starting the aggression against Tskhinval had been confirmed by the EU commission under the direction of Heidi Tagliavini.
"Georgia will not be able to change international opinion by this film" - he added.
Recall, that in Tbilisi the Premiere of "Five Days in August" took place. In the description it was called "a drama about the war between Georgia and Russia".
Main characters are American journalist and his cameraman and Georgian families trapped under the fire of war. Rupert Friend, Val Kilmer and Andy Garcia starring. The director of film - Renny Harlin - is also known for such works as "Die Hard 2" and "Cliffhanger".
Shooting of the movie about the August war in Georgia started in autumn 2009. Renny Harlin said that it is not "neither anti-Russian nor anti-Georgian or anti-American" but it is "anti-war".
Note, that the Georgian opposition has repeatedly accused the film as government-sponsored, which budget, according to opponents of the current authorities of the country, has been allocated $ 35 million. Mikhail Saakashvili has categorically denied this information.
Papuna Davitaia, who earlier was the State Minister for Diaspora Affairs, became producer of the picture.
In April, the film was presented at international film festival in Valencia, and in May - at the Cannes festival.