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Time Time97 mins
LanguageGeorgian
Blue Mountains
ცისფერი მთები ანუ დაუჯერებელი ამბავი

This deft satire of Soviet bureaucracy from one of Georgian cinema’s great poets 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 literary merit. 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
1985
Award Laurel
Nominee
Director’s Fortnight
Cannes Film Festival, France
1984
Award Laurel
Best Screenplay
State Prize of the USSR
1984
Award Laurel
Best Director
State Prize of the USSR
1984
Award Laurel
Best Film
All-Union Film Festival, Tbilisi
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