Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

Collective Farmers’ Hygiene

Kolmeurnis higiena
Vakhtang Shvelidze
1934 • Georgia (TSFSR, USSR) • 18’
National Premiere

By screening a film within the film, Vakhtang Shvelidze publicises the official health campaign, stressing the issue of hygiene, health care and even physical and social distancing… It is up to the new generations to re-educate a community used to save water and soap. Such switch-over to cleanliness also entails a new order, which interestingly seems to anticipate the American suburban family ideal.

23 OCT / 15:30 / 100’
Caucasus and Revolution 2
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Screened with
Last Crusaders
Siko Dolidze

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective