Tengiz ABULADZE
Тенгиз АБУЛАДЗЕ
Tenguiz ABOULADZE
USSR (Georgia), 1984, 153mn 
Colour, fiction
Pokayanie
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Покаяние

 

 Repentance

 Le Repentir

 
Directed by : Tengiz ABULADZE (Тенгиз АБУЛАДЗЕ)
Writing credits : Tengiz ABULADZE (Тенгиз АБУЛАДЗЕ), Nana JANELIDZE (Нана ДЖАНЕЛИДЗЕ), Rezo KVESELAVA (Резо КВЕСЕЛАВА)
 
Cast
Ketevan ABULADZE (Кетеван АБУЛАДЗЕ) ...Nino Barateli
Veriko ANJAPARIDZE (Верико АНДЖАПАРИДЗЕ)
Zeynab BOTSVADZE (Зейнаб БОЦБАДЗЕ) ...Ketevan Barateli
David GIORGOBIANI (Давид ГИОРГОБИАНИ) ...Sandro Barateli
Kakhi KAVSADZE (Кахи КАВСАДЗЕ) ...Mikhail Koretcheli
Avtandil MAKHARADZE (Автандил МАХАРАДЗЕ) ...Varlam et Avel Aravidze
Merab NINIDZE (Мераб НИНИДЗЕ) ...Tornike Aravidze
Ia NINIDZE (Ия НИНИДЗЕ) ...Gouliko
Tamara TSITSISHVILI (Тамара ЦИЦИШВИЛИ)
 
Cinematography : Mikhail AGRANOVICH (Михаил АГРАНОВИЧ)
Production design : Georgi MIKELADZE (Георгий МИКЕЛАДЗЕ)
Music : Nana JANELIDZE (Нана ДЖАНЕЛИДЗЕ)
Sound : Dmitry GEDEVANISHVILI (Дмитрий ГЕДЕВАНИШВИЛИ)
Companies : Grouzia-Film
 
format : 35 mm
Sites : Allociné, IMDb, Chapaev
VOD or DVD release in France : 2015-04-24, Site

Awards :
Best feature film "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1987
Best directing "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1987
Best Screenplay Tengiz ABULADZE , Rezo KVESELAVA , Nana JANELIDZE , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1987
Best Cinematography Mikhail AGRANOVICH , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1987
Best Set Decoration Georgi MIKELADZE , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1987
Best actor Avtandil MAKHARADZE , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1987
Special Jury prize Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1987
FIPRESCI Prize Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1987
Premier prix du festival national de l’Union soviétique de 1987

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Ruscico

Plot synopsis
In a small, somewhat surreal Russian village, a mysterious woman is put on trial for repeatedly digging up the body of Varlam, the town's recently deceased ruler. The trial progresses and the townspeople learn that the woman's parents perished under Varlam's vicious reign of terror along with other innocents. As her ghastly revelations gradually reveal the truth about Varlam's monstrous inhumanity, the film is transformed into a searing expose of the brutal repressions and heroic sacrifices of the Soviet Union's Stalinist era.
Source : www.lib.berkeley.edu/
 

commentaries
Тенгиз Абдуладзе: Путь к "Покаянию", Margarita KVASNETSKAYA, Культурная революция, 2009
Repentance, Josephine WOLL, Denise YOUNGBLOOD, I.B.Tauris, 2001
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2018
- Russian film festival in Ajaccio, Ajaccio (France), 2016
- VOD or DVD release in France of the film:, Different cities (France), 2015
- , Pézenas (France), 2015
- International Film Festival El Ojo Cojo, Madrid (Spain), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2009
- Marseille Russian Film Festival in Toursky, Marseille (France), 2007
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2001
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 1987
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 1987

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