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Discovering Georgian Cinema

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Discovering Georgian Cinema

Sunday, February 1, 2015
2:00 p.m. The Day Is Longer Than the Night
Lana Gogoberidze USSR, 1984

Imported Print!
In Person/Lana Gogoberidze


(Dges game utenebia). Distinguished by its location shooting, eye for traditional customs, and appealing performances, this ballad follows the life of Eva from the turn of the century through various milestones, both personal and historic. Each dramatic episode is linked to the next by a troupe of actors and musicians, who offer their own commentary. Gogoberidze’s film premiered in competition in Cannes in 1984, a high point in a career that included a string of remarkable films between 1958 and 1992, mostly in collaboration with screenwriter Zaira Arsenishvili (When Almonds Blossomed, The Little Incident, Some Interviews on Personal Matters, Whirlwind, The Waltz on the Pechora).

• Written by Zaira Arsenishvili, Gogoberidze. Photographed by Nugzar Erkomaishvili. With Deredjan Kharchiadze, Tamara Skhirtladze, Guram Pirtskhalava, Irakli Khizanichvili. (105 mins, In Georgian with English subtitles, Color, 35mm, From BFI)