Otar IOSSELIANI
Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ
Otar IOSSELIANI
USSR (Georgia), 1957, 10mn 
Black and white, fiction
Aquarelle
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Акварель

 

 Aquarelle

 Akvarel

Other titles : Akvarili
 
Directed by : Otar IOSSELIANI (Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ)
Writing credits : Otar IOSSELIANI (Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ)
 
Cast
Sofiko CHIAURELY (Софико ЧИАУРЕЛИ)
Gennadi KRASHENINNIKOV (Геннадий КРАШЕНИННИКОВ)
 
Cinematography : Aleksandr REKHVIASHVILI (Александр РЕХВИАШВИЛИ)
 
Site : IMDb

Plot synopsis
“I made this film in my youth. And the VGIK tutors happened to take it seriously. An impoverished couple: the husband an alcoholic, the wife a washerwoman. He drinks away the pittance she earns. And then a sleight of providence brings them together in a museum where they see a watercolour depicting their shabby house. The laundry is drying on the line and it’s a nice picture. The house they live in looks cosy and friendly, nothing like the bleak prospect they see in their minds. They are overcome by sadness.”
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Aquarelle (1958) [Otar IOSSELIANI], Julien MORVAN, Perestroikino, 2020
Математика и кино. Съемки дипломной работы [Otar IOSSELIANI], Otar IOSSELIANI, Анна ЗОРИНА, Interview, chapaev.media, 1962
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- , Paris (France), 2019
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2010

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