Millennium (film)

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Millennium
File:Millennium Poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Millennium in Breisland
Directed by Marianna Bajusz
Produced by Marianna Bajusz
Screenplay by Marianna Bajusz
Starring
Music by SOME PERSON
Cinematography Bidzina Steelberg
Editing by Gulnaz Undiladze
Studio Rustavi Studio
Distributed by Paramount Pictures (Breisland)
Release date(s) September 12, 2017
(Thyrasa)
February 25, 2018
(International)
Running time 146 minutes
Country Varkana
Language Varkan
Aetolian
Breislandic

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.

Synopsis

The story of the events leading to, during and after the Varkan revolution from the perspective of Giorgi Latso and Marianna Bajusz.

Cast

Production

Development

Filming

Principal photography for the film begin in September 2016 in Klow.

Release

Millennium was released internationally on February 25, 2018.

Marketing

Much of the marketing for the movie was done through social media and the use of Marianna Bajusz's personal Zwitschern account, where she posted updates on the filming process.

Reception

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".

Criticism

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.