Monday, 1 July 2013

Georgian Film: Sapovnela (1959)

 

Sapovnela is a short film by Georgian director Otar Iosseliani from 1959. "Sapovnela" means "the flower that nobody can find." This film is presented without subtitles (the voiceover was forced on Iosseliani by the censorship in the Soviet times but the film was banned anyway due to its ending). This was his first attempt at combining music and colors. Also, this is a story about the old florist Mikhail Mamulashvili who created wonderful compositions in his small garden.
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