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Sami Sakhli (2008)

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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 »

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Credited cast:
Malkhaz Abuladze
Eka Andronikashvili
Vasiko Bakhtadze
Nino Burduli ... Elene
Nineli Chankvetadze
Dato Iashvili
Zurab Ingorokva
Murman Jinoria
Sophie Kervalishvili
Nino Koridze ... (as Nino Qoridze)
Janri Lolashvili
Nato Murvanidze
Ani Nikolashvili
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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 his brother whose wife died a while ago. The brother however behaves as if she was still alive. A befriended psychiatrist is being called for help in order to examine the phenomenon in long conversations. He has to recognize however that the man's behavior doesn't harm anyone. He actually offers a painting to the doctor which his wife allegedly just finished: it's called "Two Owls". The painting reappears in the midst of World War II. A woman finds it in the apartment of her husband's lover. The general of the Red Army was just found dead there. He died in the arms of his concubine. Torn between ambiguous feelings of grief and anger the widow has to make a decision. She also needs to retain her composure as the military police is already waiting outside. The last story happens in present time. A ... Written by Anonymous

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Great film - needs to be seen widely
26 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film yesterday at the Georgian Film Festival at the Riverside Studios in London. It was amazing, especially the 2nd of the three parts. The film really makes great use - especially in this part - of beautifully shot, slow images and an amazing performance of the General's Wife. This film really haunts me. The film plot centres around a painting and the people who own it, or want to own it, over 100 or more years. Much of Georgian film foregrounds the countryside and the folk traditions, in this we get the Chekhovian countryside, a sort of Great Uncle Stalin, and just-modernising Tblisi, with drugs and crime and confusion.


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