In November-December, 2021, with the support of the Open Society Foundation, Salome Jashi’s documentary “Taming the Garden” will be shown in the regions of Georgia.
In 5 cities of western Georgia – Batumi, Ozurgeti, Zugdidi, Kutaisi, Ambrolauri – public will have the opportunity to attend the screening of the film, meet with the director and after the screening, participate in the discussion addressing the issues raised in the film, as well as environmental problems and challenges in the region.
About the film:
“Taming the Garden”
91 min / 2021
The richest and most powerful man in Georgia has an unusual passion: he collects huge, centuries-old trees. On his instructions, the giants are dug from the seaside and taken to an artificially planted dendrological park. Against the backdrop of the captivating picture of the journey of the beautiful trees, the theme of human nature and other universal issues emerges.
Trailer of the Film:
The world premiere of the film took place at the Sundance Film Festival, and the European premiere was at the Berlinale Forum at the Berlin International Film Festival. Recently, the film was selected as a nominee for the European Film Awards. The film was presented at about 30 film festivals around the world.
International press about the film:
“A bewitching doc… a Mythic Tale of Human and Nature… beautiful piece of nonfiction poetry … quietly magnificent and strange… outstanding cinematography … Jashi’s film plays more like a myth than journalism, as though she is documenting the folklore of the future”- Writes Variety, a leading magazine about modern cinema.
The screening of the film within the framework project will take place for the first time at “Batumi” on November 15.
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