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

 

 Aquarelle

 Aquarelle

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
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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