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A Journey Into Georgian Cinema

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Ashik Kerib

Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze Soviet Union, 1988

Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant’s daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights.

The Legend of the Suram Fortress

Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze Soviet Union, 1985

A film version of a well-known Georgian folk-tale, in which a young boy has to be immured into the walls of a fortress in order to stop it from crumbling to pieces.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

Sergei Parajanov Soviet Union, 1965

In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father’s killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months; finally he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna.

Life is too short for bad films

Every day we hand-pick a beautiful new film and you have a whole month to watch it, so there’s always 30 perfectly curated films to discover.