Guram goes to Kakheti in order to see firsthand the ancient Georgian religious feast of Alaverdoba. He hopes to see a genuine festival of his people: horse racing, wrestling etc.
Contrary to his expectations, as Guram enters the yard of the cathedral, he encounters a bunch of drunks who have turned the religious feast into a binge. Disappointed, Guram steals a stallion and gallops into the crowd. Unfortunately, he succeeds in reviving the drunks, if only for a while.
Giorgi Shengelaia was born on May 11, 1937 in Moscow. He graduated from the Directing Faculty of the Union of Cinematography (1962, member of the Union of Cinematographers since 1968. He is a People’s Artist of Georgia (1985) and since 1962 he has been working in the film studio “Georgian Film.” His films have received numerous awards: “Dragon” and FIPRESCI Diploma at the 10th International Film Festival of the Bergamo (1966), BAFTA Award at the British Film Festival (1973), the Golden Hugo at the 10th International Film Festival of Chicago (1974), First Prize of the International Film Festival of Azolla (1974), Award of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (1975), an Honorary Diploma of the Symposium in Yerevan (1977) dedicated to the problems of aesthetic education through innovative means, and the Shota Rustaveli Prize (1985) among other prizes.
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SUNDAY 11/11/2018 4:30 pm.
1962, 52 min, Georgia
Georgian with English subtitles
REVAZ INANISHVILI, GIORGI SHENGELAIA