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Time Time97 mins
LanguageGeorgian
Blue Mountains
ცისფერი მთები ანუ დაუჯერებელი ამბავი

This deft satire of Soviet bureaucracy follows Soso, an aspiring novelist looking to publish his latest manuscript. It soon becomes apparent that the publishing house is staffed by a host of oblivious employees interested in everything but his novel. As his frustration mounts, the narrative sails seamlessly towards its devastating final image, a darkly comic indictment of a system crumbling before a people’s very eyes.

Directed by Eldar Shengelaia |
1983 |
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David Spencer
David Spencer
Georgian Bureaucatic Nightmare
Set almost entirely in a publishing house in what i assume is 1980s Tblisi, this is the tale of one man trying to get his novel read. The whole film is of course an an allegory of the Soviet system, bonkers, repetitive requests to have the novel read, bureaucrats doing anything but the work they are supposed to do and climaxing in the collapse of the publishing house...wishful thinking about the Soviet system and the cracks appearing in it.
Awards and Festivals
Nominee
Award Laurel
1985
Director's Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
State Prize
Award Laurel
1984
Awarded to R. Cheishvili (screenplay)State Prize of the USSR
Main Prize
Award Laurel
1984
“Artistic Film” Category
17th All-Union Film Festival
State Prize
Award Laurel
1984
Awarded to E. Shengalaia (directing) State Prize of the USSR
Cast and Crew