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Time Time67 mins
LanguageGeorgian
Magdana’s Donkey
მაგდანას ლურჯა

Heralded as the start of a New Wave in Soviet cinema, the 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.

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Awards and Festivals
Prix
Award Laurel
1956
"Prix du film de fiction" in the short film category,
Cannes Film Festival
Special Prize
Award Laurel
1956
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Cast and Crew