Once Upon a Time There Was a Singing Blackbird depicts 36 hours in the life of the young musician Gia, who plays the drums in the Tbilisi orchestra, and is defined as much by his friendliness as his frequent lateness.
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perfect example of an eastern bloc youth movie (black peter), the main traits of the genre are lyricism, coping with the absurdity/pointlessness of life and bitter aftertaste, this movie is also filled with beautiful music and is very georgian, lacking (thanks god) later iosseliani's annoying love for drunkards' talk and rivers of wine
I love this type of film. The events are so spontaneous, so incidental, and maybe even (I hope) put together in the same way. Youthful and raw, restless and energetic. Gia's life is caught on the run. A furious run against his predestined fate; and then.. just when you're starting to get used to his turbulance; the brakes squeal, the crowd builds up.. and you're left to wonder what happens. Perfect.