Rurua: The film "Five Days of August" was necessary
According to the head of the Georgian Ministry of Culture Nikoloz Rurua, even if sensational film about the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008 "Five Days in August" was not a masterpiece, but it was needed, so that the whole world knew about the events of those days. As the "Georgia-News" reported, Rurua expressed such a view in an interview to "Echo Moskvy".
"I'm actually not a fan of blockbuster films and such ... actions. But it's just a normal movie. I think the movie was made in the genre of action movie and made pretty fine. This is certainly not a masterpiece. But, in fact, I had no serious expectations in this regard. I was glad to the fact that such a famous man like the director Renny Harlin decided to shoot it; thanks to this film, many people, perhaps, millions of people have learnt something about Russia's war against Georgia" - noted the Minister.
He added that the film was not shot on state funds, but on the private money.
"Business had funded the movie ... Georgian-Ukrainian corporation. So if someone wants to shoot such a films, films on this subject, perhaps, sponsors to make it can be found" - said Rurua.
Recall, premiere of "Five Days in August" was held in Tbilisi Cinema "Rustaveli" on June 5. Film's director Rene Harlin, as well as actors playing the main roles - Andy Garcia, Jonathan Sheikh, Dean Cain and other actors visited the premiere. Hollywood star Sharon Stone arrived to Tbilisi as a special guest at the premiere of Georgia and came to.