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|4 Films by Otar Iosseliani|
Actors: Otar Iosseliani, Tamar Gabarashvili, Mikhail Naneishvili, Nukri Davitashvili, Baia Macaberidze
Directors: Otar Iosseliani, Stan van der Beek
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
This extraordinary DVD premiere of four rare films by acclaimed Georgian filmmaker Otar Iosseliani takes us on a whimsical voyage of self-discovery. Before his self-exile to direct films in France, Iosseliani's work was f... more »
Unsung masterpieces on DVD at last!
J. Steffen | Decatur, GA USA | 09/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never thought I would live to see Otar Iosseliani's Georgian films on DVD with English subtitles. These films are rich with ideas and emotions, and they provide a unique perspective on Georgian culture while retaining a universal appeal. (I would say more about the films themselves, but I'm writing a review elsewhere.) The set includes: a student film, APRIL; his feature debut FALLING LEAVES; THERE WAS ONCE A SINGING BLACKBIRD and PASTORALE. The transfers are director-approved, using clean prints with good contrast and easy-to-read electronic subtitles. Maybe not Criterion-level transfers but quite good nonetheless, especially for Soviet-era films. A very satisfactory edition of must-see-films!"