"Film director Buba Khotivari has died," the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia reports.
"The Ministry expresses its deep sorrow over the death of director Ramaz (Buba) Khotivari and extends its condolences to his family and colleagues.
The famous director has been serving Georgian cinema all his life. As a director, he has made documentaries and features. Among them: "Islam in Georgia," "Gospel of Markoz," "Chirik and Chikotela," and others. He was the Emeritus of Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film State University of Georgia and raised many talented generations.
Buba Khotivari was a member of the Georgian Cinematographers' Union since 2019 - President of the Georgian Film Academy. He led the youth creative union of "Georgian Film." He was the director of the film studio "Mematiane" and a member and director of the board of the Georgian-English joint organization "Moon Globe."
We mourn this great loss with Buba Khotivari's family, relatives, colleagues, and the Georgian society as a whole," the ministry said in a statement.