Soldier’s Father
Soldier’s Father

Soldier’s Father

Director Rezo Chkheidze

Production year 1964

Length 92min.

Country Georgia


This is the story about an old man, who takes a long journey through the war seeking his injured son. He becomes a real father of soldiers with whom he fights shoulder by shoulder. He reaches Berlin to finally find his son dead in his arms.


Best Actor Prize | Moscow IFF, Russia, 1964


Rezo Chkheidze
Rezo Chkheidze



Shota Laferadze


Suliko Zhgenti

Director of Photography

Lev Sukhov, Archil Pilipashvili

Production designer

Ilamaz (Zurab) Medzmariashvili, Nikoloz Kazbegi

Music by

Sulkhan Tsintsadze


Davit Lomidze


Vasili Dolenko


Sergo Zaqariadze, Vladimir Privaltsev, Aleksandr Nazarov

Production company(ies)

Qartuli Pilmi

Rezo Chkheidze

Born. 1926, Kutaisi, Georgia. In 1943 – 46, Chkheidze studied at Tbilisi Theatre Institute Named after Shota Rustaveli. In 1953, he graduated from the Directing Department of All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, Moscow. Since 1953, he was a film director of Georgia Film Studio, and since 1973, already the CEO of the Film Studio and head of the Film Department at Tbilisi Theatre Institute Named after Shota Rustaveli. In 1953, Chkheidze directed Boris Paichadze, a documentary by his script. In 1954, two other documentaries were filmed with Tengiz Abduladze. In 1955, his Magdana’s Donkey was released, which was an award-winner at Cannes IFF in 1956. Chzkheidze was also a deputy member of Supreme Soviet of USSR.


Boris Paichadze (1953, doc.), Our Palace (1954, co-dir.: Tengiz Abuladze), The State Natioanl Dance Ensemble of Georgia (1954, co-dir.: Tengiz Abuladze ), Magdana’s Donkey (1955), Our Courtyard (1956), Maya from Tskhneti (1959), Treasure (1961), Sea Trail (1962), Soldier’s Father (1964), What a Youth! (1969), The Saplings (1975), Your Son, Earth (1985), The Candle Alight on the Grave of the Lord (2008).

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