Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

The Communard’s Pipe

Komunaris chibukhi
Kote Marjanishvili
1929 • Georgia (TSFSR, USSR) • 67’
National Premiere

Home alone, little Jules starves while the people rise up and uphold their commune in the streets of Paris. His father joins the revolutionaries, taking his son, whose enthusiasm and pipe are quickly noticed by both his comrades and his enemies, which leads to an appalling ending. Less known than Novyy Vavilon [The New Babylon], which is also about the Paris Commune, this visually splendid work is the height of its director’s career.

23 OCT / 21:30 / 126’
Vigorous Modernity 1
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Screened with
My Grandmother
Kote Mikaberidze

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective