Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

My Grandmother

Chemi bebia
Kote Mikaberidze
1929 • Georgia (TSFSR, USSR) • 97’

In a large, heavy government department with inefficient personnel, a worker loses his patience while vainly awaiting an answer to his request, and a pen-pusher loses his job, which he tries to get back with the help of a ‘grandmother’ putting in a good word for him. Aiming at tearing down bureaucracy, the film combines aesthetics and delusions characteristic of several avant-garde movements. It was quickly banished and officially rehabilitated only in 1968.

23 OCT / 21:30 / 126’
Vigorous Modernity 1
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Screened with
The Communard’s Pipe
Kote Marjanishvili

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective