Georgian Embassy with Russian and Eurasian Group at SAIS invites you to the screening of Georgian classic “Repentance”.
Tengiz Abuladze’s Repentance was first banned in the Soviet Union for its allegorical critique of Stalinism. The movie premiered at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival winning the Grand Prize of Jury and reaching wider audience outside USSR. Repentance remains relevant today, as it mimics characters of authoritarian leaderships.
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 police eventually capture a local woman, who is accused of digging it up. She says that Varlam should never be laid to rest because he was responsible for a Stalin-like reign of terror that led to the disappearance of many of her friends...
THE EVENT WILL BE COMPLIMENTED BY GEORGIAN WINE
Georgian Embassy Movie Series is a joint Project of the Embassy of Georgia to the United States and the Georgian National Film Center. The project offers monthly screenings of Georgian classics and contemporary movies in celebration of the 100 years of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia.
DATE AND TIME
Mon, April 16, 2018
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Washington, DC 20036