A young refugee and his mother flee war and ethnic cleansing in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the ... See full summary »
The Soviet Union has collapsed. Civil and ethnic wars have broken out in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, three republics in the Caucasus. The post-Soviet Caucasus have turned into one ... See full summary »
Three stories happening in three different centuries, revolve around a mysterious painting entitled "Two Owls". In the 19th century thread, a man living in a big mansion is worried about ... See full summary »
The day after the funeral of Varlam Aravidze, the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son's garden and is secretly reburied. But the corpse keeps returning, and the ... See full summary »
During World War II, Georgy Makharashvili, an old peasant wine-grower, leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front lines to find his son, a wounded soldier. But before the father ... See full summary »
A young refugee and his mother flee war and ethnic cleansing in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the young boy encounters difficulties with his mother, and begins a lonely journey back to Abkhazia to find his father. Written by
The group of men in the closing scene are actually militant separatists who are conducting the ethnic cleansing of Georgians during the uprising in Abkhazia.
Young Tedo reluctantly joins in their drunken dance, then tries to escape, at least
mentally, by recalling his friends glue-sniffing recollections of wild African animals in one of the beginning scenes. He has now come to the realization that there is no where for him to go, nothing left of his family as he knew it. Such is the reality for
thousands of "internally displaced" children in Eastern Europe, as well as elsewhere,
that are literally left to fend for themselves for the rest of their lives. Whatever the political and military realities are in any given country, it continues to be the children, forced to grow up quickly or die at the hands of military forces from one side or the other, that will bear the brunt of future suffering.
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