David Meskhi is a renowned Georgian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his works in the genres of drama, comedy, and romance.
Meskhi was born in 1971 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He studied at the Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University of Georgia and graduated in 1996 with a degree in directing. After graduation, Meskhi worked as an assistant director for Georgian films and television series.
Meskhi’s first feature film, “The Edge of the World” (2005), was a critical success and earned him the Georgian Film Academy’s Best Director Award. The film tells the story of a young woman who sets out on a journey of self-discovery and finds out more about the world than she ever expected.
Meskhi followed up his debut with “The Sun of the Sleepless” (2008), a romantic drama about a man trying to win back the love of his ex-wife. The film was praised for its sensitive portrayal of love and loss.
Meskhi’s most successful work is the comedy “Bakhmaro” (2010), which won the Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. The film follows two friends on a road trip through Georgia, searching for a missing person. The film was praised for its comedic timing and its exploration of the relationship between two friends.
Meskhi’s other works include “Gogita’s New Life” (2013), a drama about a young man’s struggle to make a fresh start; “The Summer of Frozen Fountains” (2015), a romantic drama about a young couple trying to make their relationship work; and “The Unspoken” (2016), a drama about a woman’s struggle with her past and present.
Meskhi’s films have been praised for their thoughtful and sensitive approach to storytelling. He is one of the most acclaimed Georgian filmmakers and his films have been screened at numerous international film festivals. His latest film, “Shindisi”, is set to be released in 2019.