AMBAVI SURAMIS TSIKHISA (1984)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • The LEGEND OF THE SURAM FORTRESS Alternative
  • AMBAVI SURAMIS CIKHISA Alternative
  • SURAM FORTRESS Alternative
  • LEGENDA SURAMSKOI KREPOSTI Alternative
  • LEGENDA O SURAMSKOI KREPOSTI Alternative
  • The LEGEND OF SURAM FORTRESS Alternative
  • The FORTRESS OF SOURAMI Alternative

Synopsis

Based on a folk legend, the film recounts the efforts of the Georgian people to build a fortress against invaders. The building keeps collapsing until a fortune teller reveals that the son of her one-time lover must be bricked up alive for the fortress to stand. The man sacrifices himself to save his country. Presented in twenty-one named chapters, the film takes tapestries and still-lifes as a visual model for its compositions.

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