Film Screening: Repentance / Monanieba

film screening
Open to the Public
Arany Janos u. 32
Blinken OSA Archivum
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tengiz Abuladze's Repentance is the concluding film in a trilogy that also includes Vedreba / The Plea (which we screened earlier) and Natvris Khe / Wishing Tree (which we will screen at some point). It is not as beautiful or poetic as The Plea, but it is much more political – if politics is to be understood as answering the question, “how do we live together after that which happened to us.” It is, broadly speaking, a meditation on the nature of totalitarianism – a “reflection of its essence,” as someone described it online. It was filmed in 1984, immediately shelved, and then finally screened several years later during the Perestroika, at which point it had an explosive effect all throughout the USSR and the Eastern Bloc as viewers came to recognize in it their own experiences with various Communist regimes.

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The film will be introduced by Dr. Oksana Sarkisova.