Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

Love at First Sight

Erti nakhvit sheqvareba
Rezo Esadze
1975 • Georgia (USSR) • 88’
National Premiere

The at-first-sight, continuous and unrequited love of an Azeri teenager for a Belorussian girl who is two years older than him. The production of the film was troubled, and the final version was banned, not for its sometimes eccentric tone and mild eroticism, or because its screenwriter had fallen in disgrace, but due to the quarrel between Esadze and a bureaucrat over a minor scene. An unusual work in need of rediscovery.

29 OCT / 15:30 / 90’
Progress of the Normal Everyday 2
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective