Cinéma du réel documentary festival awards Salome Jashi for 'Taming the Garden'

The feature-length co-production earned acclaim of the juries of the French festival for 'the power of its mise en scene'. Photo via Sundance Film Festival., 23 Mar 2021 - 16:48, Tbilisi,Georgia

Following its screenings at the Berlinale and Sundance festivals, the documentary Taming the Garden has earned filmmaker Salomé Jashi the Special Mention of the Young Jury Award at the Cinéma du réel international festival, with the French film event revealing its prize-winners on the weekend.

Running online between March 12-21, the 43rd edition of the festival saw the jury team single out the Swiss-German-Georgian co-production feature among the works that "sparked debate" on wider issues.

In their summary for the selection, the panel commended the film for showing a "tragic side of uprooting and the domination of man over man" through "the power of its mise en scene".