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Georgian Cinema from the Arsenal Collection

October 1, 2017 @ 20:00 - October 19, 2017 @ 22:00

Ingeniousness, surreal humor, poetic imagery, and satirical perspicacity – from the beginning of the 20th century on Georgia has produced idiosyncratic filmic styles. For many years now, the Arsenal has maintained a close and special relationship with Georgian filmmaking: with 130 prints it has the third largest collection of Georgian films worldwide. The Arsenal shows now a program with 20 Georgian films, many of them in the presence of their directors. Three of the films have been digitally restored and are now presented at Arsenal Cinema for the first time.

A panel discussion will take place on October 2, where Erika and Ulrich Gregor will discuss Georgian film history and archival work with Khatuna Khundadze (Georgian Film) and Susan Oxtoby (University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive).

October 1, 8pm, guest: Lana Gogoberidse
RAMDENIME INTERWIU PIRAD SAKITCHEBSE Some Interviews on Personal Questions Lana Gogoberidse 1978 Digitally restored version Georgian OV/GermS 94′

October 2, 6pm
Panel discussion: “Georgian Film History and Archival Work” with Erika and Ulrich Gregor, Khatuna Khundadze (Georgian Film), Susan Oxtoby (University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive).
Moderation: Stefanie Schulte Strathaus
In German, admission free.

October 2, 8pm, guest: Merab Kokotschaschwili
DIDI MTSWANE WELI Great Green Valley Merab Kokotschaschwili 1967 Digitally restored version Georgian OV/GermS 86′

October, 3, 8pm, guests: Salomé Alexi and Lana Gogoberidse
BUBA Noutsa Gogoberidse 1930 Engl. Intertitles 39′
KREDITIS LIMITI Line of Credit Salomé Alexi 2014 Georgian OV/EnglS 85′

October 4, 8pm
MONANIEBA Repentance Tengis Abuladse 1984/87 OV/EnglS 150′

October 5, 8pm, with live piano accompaniment by Dudana Mazmanishvili
TSCHEMI BEBIA My Grandmother Kote Mikaberidse 1929 Georgian & Russian Intertitles, GermS 66′

October 6, 8pm, with live piano accompaniment by Eunice Martins
DWADZATJ SCHESTJ KOMMISSARI Twenty-Six Commissars Nikoloz Shengelaia 1932 Engl. & French Intertitles 72′

October 7, 8pm, guest: Otar Iosseliani & October 19, 7pm
PASTORALI Pastorale Otar Iosseliani 1976 OV/GermS 98′

October 8, 7.30pm, guest: Otar Iosseliani
CHANT D’HIVER Winter Song Otar Iosseliani 2015 OV/EnglS 117‘

October 9, 8pm
AMBAWI SURAMIS TSICHISA The Legend of the Suram Fortress Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abaschidse 1985 OV/GermS 87′

October 11, 8pm, guest: Dito Tsintsadze, moderation: Diana McCarthy
SGHWARZE At the Border Dito Tsintsadze 1993 Digitally restored version Georgian OV/GermS 78′

October 12, 7.30pm, with live piano accompaniment by Eunice Martins
CHABARDA Micheil Tschiaureli 1931 Russian Intertitles, French&GermS 70′

October 12, 9pm & October 16, 8pm
TSISPERI MTEBI ANU DAUDJEREBELI AMBAWI Blue Mountains Eldar Shengelaia 1984 Russian OV/GermS 96′

October 13, 7pm
NUZA Alexandre Rechwiaschwili 1971 OV/GermS 30′
MEZCHRAMETE SAUKUNIS KARTULI KRONIKA Georgian Chronicle of the 19th Century Alexandre Rechwiaschwili 1978 OV/GermS 66‘

October 13, 9pm
DGE Day Lewan Glonti 1990 OV/GermS 69′

October 14, 7pm, guest: Gela Kandelaki
UBEDUREBA The Disaster Gela Kandelaki 1979 OV/GermS 82′

October 14, 9.15pm, guest: Gela Kandelaki & October 19, 9pm
IKO SHASHVI MGALOBELI There Once Was a Singing Blackbird Otar Iosseliani 1970 OV/GermS 85′

October 15, 8pm & October 17, 8pm
PIROSMANI Georgi Shengelaia 1969 OV/GermS 85′

October 18, 8pm, with live piano accompaniment by Eunice Martins
DSCHIM SCHWANTE! Salt of Svanetia Micheil Kalatosischwili 1930 Georgian & Russian Intertitles, GermS 58′


October 1, 2017 @ 20:00
October 19, 2017 @ 22:00


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