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The Wishing Tree (1977)

Natvris khe (original title)
This film is about psychology of people, about lonesome persons, about terrible mentality and about fantastic dreams...


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marita (as Lika Kavjaradze)
Soso Jachvliani ...
Zaza Kolelishvili ...
Kote Daushvili ...
Kakhi Kavsadze ...
Rebel Iorami
Erosi Manjgaladze ...
Mumbula (as Erosi Mandjgaladze)
Otar Megvinetukhutsesi ...
Ramaz Chkhikvadze ...
svyaschennik Okhrokhine
Gogi Gegechkori ...
Chachika (as Giorgi Gegechkori)
Sesilia Takaishvili ...
Giorgi Khobua ...
Georgi Batula
Givi Berikashvili ...
Jemal Gaganidze ...
Tagria (as Djemal Gaganidze)
Boris Tsipuria ...


This film is about psychology of people, about lonesome persons, about terrible mentality and about fantastic dreams...

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23 August 1977 (Soviet Union)  »

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13 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Beauty of nature. Force of traditions. Sad love story. A myth. Lost time. Wisdom, fool, expectation, nuances of cruelty. And the verdict - cold and harsh.An Abuladze movie in which poetry and testimony are parts of same chain. A parable, fairy tale or lesson about roots of present. A sick horse, a boy and a field of poppies. A village and Pupala. Freedom as silk and gold embroidery. A world. From Caucasus, Central Asia or Balkans. And an empty circle. So, it is not exactly a film. But object for meditate. For joy. For define secret dreams, desires and escapes. A skull from Hamlet, a game of a jester, confession of a strange lady, fruits of a tree, look of a young girl. And bread for far time. In case you get lost.

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