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Time Time67 mins
LanguageGeorgian
Magdana’s Donkey
მაგდანას ლურჯა

Heralded as the start of a new wave in Georgian and Soviet cinema, this film follows poor widow Madgana as she ventures daily along rural roads selling yoghurt and scrimping together what she can for her children. Her luck changes when she stumbles across a badly beaten donkey, which she nurses back to health. The family’s troubles are far from over when avaricious court officials take the side of the donkey’s wealthier owner. One of the breakthrough titles by acclaimed director Revaz Chkheidze.

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Awards and Festivals
1956
Award Laurel
Prix
Short Film Prix du film de friction
Cannes Film Festival
1956
Award Laurel
Special Prize
Edinburgh International Film Festival
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