Promotional poster for Millennium in Breisland
|Directed by||Marianna Bajusz|
|Produced by||Marianna Bajusz|
|Screenplay by||Marianna Bajusz|
|Music by||SOME PERSON|
|Editing by||Gulnaz Undiladze|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures (Breisland)|
|Release date(s)||September 12, 2017|
February 25, 2018
|Running time||146 minutes|
Millennium (Varkan: ათასწლეული, atasts’leuli) is a Varkan biographical documentary film on the events surrounding the 1999 Varkan revolution directed by Marianna Bajusz. It stars Giorgi Latso, Marianna Bajusz and Zurab Avalishvili as themselves. It was screened in the main competition section of the 70th Thyrasa Film Festival.
- Giorgi Latso, Minister of Finance (2000), Councilor of Finance (2000-2004), husband of Marianna Bajusz
- Marianna Bajusz, author, screenwriter, director, actress, wife of Giorgi Latso
- Zurab Avalishvili, Leader of the AAP (1999-2000), President of Varkana (2000-2012)
- Orestis Bestavadze, MNA, Leader of the AAP (2000-present)
- Julieta Shalikashvili, Speaker of the Senate (2000-present)
Principal photography for the film begin in September 2016 in Klow.
Millennium was released internationally on February 25, 2018.
The film was universally acclaimed by critics. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently holds a 99% rating based on 36 reviews. On Metacritic, the film has a 98/100 rating based on 24 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
Before its release to the public, the film had garnered a lot of criticism from opposition parties in Varkana and abroad after its screening at the Thyrasa Film Festival in September 2017, with many critics labeling it an AAP propaganda film.