~  D I R E C T O R  |  P R O D U C E R  |  C I N E M A T O G R A P H E R  |  E D I T O R  ~ 
High in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, 78 year old Irakli Khvedaguridze lives alone as the last year-round inhabitant of Europe’s highest settlement. As a winter storm rattles the windows and walls of his small house, Irakli retreats into himself, reflecting on the future of his homeland and the patriotism that compels him to remain when all others have left.
Winner of the VIMFF Mountain Culture Award 2021 - Jury Comments
“What makes this film unique is not only the fact that it’s about the last living inhabitant of the highest village in Europe. The gentleness, subtlety and consistency with which the authors show their protagonist makes the story compelling, even hypnotising. This beautiful, contemplative picture talks about love for the mountains without glitz or grandiloquence. Set in a small Georgian village, it is enchanting in its simplicity and authenticity. The protagonist is faithful to the place he comes from and, in some strange way, inspires envy. Amid the hustle and bustle of today’s world, “The Last Inhabitant” has something humans lost a long time ago.⁣

We are genuinely in awe of the form the authors use to tell this story: the cinematography, the editing, the music, the sound, and even the on-screen text are just perfect. It is a true work of art.”