Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective

The Swimmer

Motsurave
Irakli Kvirikadze
1981 • Georgia (USSR) • 105’
National Premiere

The family saga of three generations haunted by the extraordinary, yet undocumented, accomplishment by its patriarch: swimming across the Black Sea between Batumi and Poti. The son sets himself to repeat the feat, but is the victim of Stalin’s repression. The grandson witnesses the efforts of a film crew to tell the whole story, which is also the country’s submerged story.

26 OCT / 19:00 / 119’
Little Ocean
Cinemateca Portuguesa – Museu do Cinema
Screened with
Pontos – Black, Black Sea
Nodar Begiashvili

Permanent Travel – Georgia’s Restless Cinema Retrospective