Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

Alaverdoba

Giorgi Shengelaia
1962 • Georgia (USSR) • 42’
Portuguese Premiere

A journalist pays a visit to Alaverdoba, a religious festival in the Kakheti region. He is fascinated by the lack of spiritual dynamic from the pilgrims, whom he ends up challenging. His paradoxical standing—a secular idealist outraged by Pharisaism—opens the film to several ideological readings. The film is also a work of its time, as individualistic and modern as Rcheulishvili, the young writer whose work the film adapts and who passed away shortly before.

24 OCT / 15:30 / 108’
Deep Caucasus 2
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Screened with
Magdana’s Donkey
Rezo Chkheidze, Tengiz Abuladze

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective