Prisoner of Society reż|dir Rati Tsiteladze | GR | 2018 | 15 min prod|pro Artway Film Rodnyansky zdj|ph Rati Tsiteladze mon|ed Rati Tsiteladze
What does it mean to be a stranger in your own home and country? “Prisoner of Society” is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, who has been locked away from the outside world for the past decade. It is the first Georgian documentary nominated for European Film Academy Awards.
Rati Tsiteladze was born in post-Soviet Georgia. He studied filmmaking in Los Angeles. He is an alumnus of Locarno Academy, TIFF Filmmaker Lab, Film Independent and Berlinale Talents. His shorts have won over 50 awards and have been screened at more than 300 festivals, including Melbourne, Hong Kong and Locarno. His recent work “Prisoner of Society” (2018) won numerous Oscar qualifying awards; it is also the first Georgian short documentary nominated for European Film Academy. He was selected for Cannes Cinéfondation Residence and won the first HFPA Film Independent Award.