Cheerless

Direction
Year 
1934
Country
  • Georgia
Runtime
58min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The silent film shot in 1934 narrates in detail the severe process of eviction of the population and their fierce struggle against the swamp in Mengralian marshland of Georgia…

According to the legend the deity of the swamp Ujmuri drags down to its bosom anyone who dares come near. And the best of them are forced to marry her. Kavtar and Tsiru fell in love with each other and started their battle to dry up the swamp. Everyone who believes the legend is against it, including Tsiru’s father.

The tragic tone of the movie turned out to be unacceptable for the Soviet censorship. Did they see in swamp the metaphor of Soviet Union dragging down and swallowing everything on its way? Anyway the movie was banned and considered to be lost. Until 2018, when it was rediscovered.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Ujmuri
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Nutsa Gogoberidze Shalva Dadiani
  • Cinematography
    Shalva Apakidze
  • Music
    Gyia Kancheli
  • Runtime
    58 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1934
  • Country
    • Georgia
  • Format
    • Black & White

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