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Tag Archives: Georgian
Nicolas is an artist, a filmmaker who merely wants to express himself and whom everyone wishes to reduce to silence. Read More »
Gia is a carefree young percussionist who works at a theater in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. Read More »
A young idealist takes a job at a local state run winery only to discover and become disillusioned by the corruption of the Soviet State. Read More »
This film is about the great Georgian painter – primitivist Niko Pirosmanashvili (1862-1918). An unknown, self-taught painter roams the streets of a city, painting his pictures. Read More »
Tsisperi mtebi anu daujerebeli ambavi / Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983) Eldar Shengelaia, Ramaz Giorgobiani, Vasil Kakhniashvili, Teimuraz Chirgadze, Comedy, Drama
In an off-beat story told in three acts and an epilogue, a young writer tries unsuccessfully to get his manuscript titled “The Blue Mountains” published, revealing some very incompetent office types in the process. When the writer walks into the publishing house in Tbilisi, he first tries to find the right person to read his work and consider it for publication. In one office after another, the manuscript is taken but ignored because the reader had something better or more pressing or more interesting to do in the meantime. Just about ready to give up, the discouraged writer notices a crack in the ceiling of the publisher’s building that portends an enormous disaster unless the structural flaw is fixed. Like their attitude toward his manuscript, there is always something better or more urgent to do, and the small crack is ignored – with disastrous results.
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Monanieba / Repentance (1984) Tengiz Abuladze, Avtandil Makharadze, Ia Ninidze, Zeinab Botsvadze, Comedy, Drama
The villainous mayor of a small town in Georgia, Varlam (Avtandil Makharadze), responsible for Stalin-like terror in his megalomania, dies and is given a pompous burial. Problem arises when the attractive Guliko (Iya Ninidze), someone whose two daughters were persecuted by the mayor, keeps digging up his grave and placing it somewhere else. She is arrested after telling authorities Varlam has no business being buried with such honor. During her trial, the story of the evil mayor is told in flashback, using the power of symbols and surreal dream images to bring back the recollections of that nightmarish regime.
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