Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

An Unusual Exhibition

Arachveulebrivi gamopena
Eldar Shengelaia
1968 • Georgia (USSR) • 94’

At war against the Nazis or living in peace in Kutaisi, sculptor Aguli Eristavi is only interested in his art and in the marble from Paros with which he shall make a grand piece. In the meanwhile, he piles up busts in the local graveyard where his talent is ever present. The film is a metaphor for the stalemate of a generation after the Khrushchev Thaw with a subtle tone of disenchantment the author would never lose in his biting analysis of Soviet society.

27 OCT / 19:00 / 94’
Art Exposed 2
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective