PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Taming The Garden

Local title
Aia taltsutamine
Title in Russian
Taming The Garden
Original title
Grosser Baum auf Reise
Director
Salomé Jashi
Country
Switzerland, Germany, Georgia
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Environment Agency Environmental Film Programme
Genre
drama

A powerful man has developed an unusual hobby. He buys century-old trees, some as tall as 15-story buildings, from communities along the Georgian coast and has them excavated to collect them for his private garden. In order to transplant trees of such dimensions, the landscape surrounding them is ripped apart and the people living around them are forced to adapt to the disruption.

As the film follows this process, it portrays the needs and values of today’s Georgian society and reflects on the theme of forced migration, where “uprooting” is more than a metaphor.

Director
Salomé Jashi
Screenwriter
Salomé Jashi
Producer
Vadim Jendreyko, Erik Winker, Martin Roelly, Salomé Jashi
DoP
Goga Devdariani, Salomé Jashi
Editor
Chris Wright
Music
Celia Stroom
Production
Mira Film, Sakdoc film, Corso Film
World sales
Syndicado Film Sales
Runtime
Language
Georgian
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
Vancouver, Sundance, Hong Kong
Director
Salomé Jashi

Salomé Jashi (snd 1981)

The Dazzling Light of Sunset (2016, doc), Taming the Garden (2021, doc)

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Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening011602 / Aia taltsutamine
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center
Screening032104 / Aia taltsutamine
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
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