Born in Soviet Georgia in 1966, Dover Koshashvili immigrated to Israel with his family in 1972. He has directed two feature films and a short. His short, Im Hukim (By the Laws), first earned him acclaim at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, where it was considered for the Cinefoundation award.
In 2001, Koshashvili made his feature film directorial debut with Late Marriage, from a screenplay he wrote himself. The film was critically acclaimed in both the U.S. and abroad. Stephen Holden of The New York Times called the movie “…a powerful and very bitter comedy.” Danny Graydon of the BBC wrote that the film has “a lively script, an array of touching characters and situations that are fully exploited of their dramatic and comedic potential, this is an honest portrait of family tensions that Hollywood rarely approaches.” Edward Guthmann of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote “Writer-director Dover Kosashvili is a shrewd observer of cultural collision… read more