Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

Georgian Ancient Songs

Dzveli qartuli simgera
Otar Iosseliani
1969 • Georgia (USSR) • 21’

Between Giorgobistve [Fallen Leaves] and Iko shashvi mgalobeli [Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird], Iosseliani decided to record the religious singing of several of the country’s regions in their own languages. The result is a small visual tour starting in Svanetia, fascinated by the landscapes and the faces, the labour and the bodies, that includes the recording of choirs, which we sometimes see in action.

28 OCT / 15:30 / 123’
Caucasus in Songs
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Screened with
Ra-Ni-Na
Mikhail Bakhanov
‎The Saplings
Rezo Chkheidze

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective