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Salt for Svanetia (1930)
"Jim Shvante (marili svanets)" (original title)

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Outstanding Cinematography
9 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just happened to catch this on TCM and my jaw dropped. This movie was made

in 1929, folks... The imagery, the editing... both superb. This is one of the most visually inventive films I have ever seen, and any film buff or artist will, I think, agree with me wholeheartedly.

Prepare for some Soviet propagandist themes in this "documentary." I wasn't

sure that there weren't in fact a few professional actors in the cast -- there were some moments when the content came across as more drama than

documentary; several scenes felt staged. No matter, I was fascinated by the

people whose lives in the remote Svanetia village form the center of the story. And, it bears repeating, the cinematography is gorgeous, surprising at every

turn and just plain mesmerizing at times.

Definitely worth a look if you can find it.


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