Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

Out of the Way!

Khabarda
Mikheil Chiaureli
1931 • Georgia (TSFSR, USSR) • 64’

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.

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective