“MoMA and Berkeley Art Museum collaborate on large retrospective of Georgian cinema”

Blue Montains, 1984, directed by Eldar Shengelaia., Oct 01, 2014, Tbilisi, Georgia

More than a hundred years of Georgian films are going on display at the largest retrospective of Georgian film ever mounted in North America.

The Museum of Modern Art and the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive will present the series, titled Discovering Georgian Cinema at a variety of American venues from now until next May.

The retrospective demonstrates a dazzling range of stylistic approaches and thematic concerns, from anti-bureaucratic satires of the Soviet system to philosophical studies rooted in a humanist tradition and lyrical depictions of Georgia’s spectacular landscape,” states an article published on October 1 on leading online newspaper

"Most films from the silent and Soviet era of Georgian filmmaking will be screened in 35mm prints thanks to the generous collaboration of many European archives and Gosfilmofund and the rich holdings at BAM/PFA.”

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