Nicholas is the eldest son of a wealthy suburban family, whose businesswoman mother makes deals from a helicopter and has an affair with her business partner. His cheerful, alcoholic father... See full summary »
A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons, wife, and mother, saying little to each other. Vincent ... See full summary »
Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 41st Venice International Film Festival, this absurdist comedy, with its sprawling cast of crooks, thieves, anarchists, prostitutes, chief inspectors, ... See full summary »
Alix de Montaigu,
Gia is a carefree young percussionist who works at a theater in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. He lives in a small apartment with his mother. Gia spends his days flitting from friend to ... See full summary »
Nicolas is an artist, a filmmaker who merely wants to express himself and whom everyone wishes to reduce to silence. When he first starts out in Georgia, the "ideologists" hope to gag him, ... See full summary »
In a 360° circular panoramic shot the camera slowly pans an entire apartment (or house). When it first passes the bedroom there is nobody there but each time it shows the room again Chantal... See full summary »
A deadpan, picaresque buddy comedy about two old friends through a series of urban adventures, loosely connected by the skull of an executed French aristocrat. Winter Song is a typically ... See full summary »
When looking at a Iosseliani movie, one immediately think of Jacques Tati. Because of the characters hanging around, passing the time easily, going nowhere specifically... Iosseliani is from Georgia (not the state in the US but the country from the former USSR). It's a very warm country, by the sea! One of its best known pictures (Once Upon a Time There Was A Singing Blackbird) is already about that : a musician passing the time, going from one friend to another or looking at pretty girls passing by! Nothing else to do! And we are so far away from the cold Moscow (more than 2.000 kilometers). Here, we join the world of Pagnol, introducing people finding it is too hot to do anything else ... and passing the time telling stories may be not true at all! But what's the difference? It's better hanging around a shady park than to be a politician!
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