Out of the Way!

Rehabilitation works in a neighbourhood in Tbilisi entail the demolition of its church, which the city’s bourgeoisie rushes to protect as a historical monument. It won’t stop the members of Komsomol that see it as irrelevant. Chiaureli is a film-maker stemming from the avant-garde. After his work acquires a monumental importance at the service of Stalinism, he foresees the triumph of the new over the old with enthusiasm, and shows a city soon to disappear in passing.