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Time Time107 mins
LanguageGeorgian
Warning Violence, Rape
The Wishing Tree
ნატვრის ხე

This adaptation of Giorgi Leonidze’s short stories sees twenty-two separate episodes coalesce into one phantasmagoric narrative. Set in pre-revolutionary Georgia, it follows a young woman forced into marriage by the village elders despite her love for another man. Drifting poetically from one incident to the next, this gorgeously sustained pastorale creates a sense of the rich tapestry of Georgian village life, and of the tragic consequences of community dispute.

Directed by Tengiz Abuladze |
1977 |
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Awards and Festivals
Lenin Prize
Award Laurel
1988
Awarded to Tengiz Abuladze
Best Film
Award Laurel
1979
Best Foreign Film, at Accademia del Cinema Italiano
Rustaveli Prize
Award Laurel
1979
Shota Rustaveli Prize Awarded to Tengiz Abuladze
Special Prize
Award Laurel
1978
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
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