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TAMING THE GARDEN

by Salome Jashi

synopsis

The film is an ode dedicated to the rivalry between men and nature. A powerful man buys some 100-year-old trees, as tall as 15-floor buildings to excavate them along the Georgian coastline and collect them in his private garden. The route to the garden lies through villages, over hills and the Black Sea. As the film accompanies this unique process, it portrays the needs and values of today's Georgian society and reflects on the theme of forced migration, where "uprooting" is more than a metaphor.

international title: Taming the Garden
original title: Taming the Garden
working title: Trees Floating
country: Switzerland, Georgia, Germany
sales agent: Syndicado Film Sales (CA)
year: 2021
genre: documentary
directed by: Salome Jashi
screenplay: Salome Jashi
cinematography by: Salome Jashi
film editing: Chris Wright
music: Philippe Ciompi, Celia Stroom
producer: Salome Jashi, Vadim Jendreyko, Martin Roelly, Erik Winkler
production: Mira Film GmbH, Sakdoc, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, ARTE Deutschland, Radio Bremen
backing: Eurimages
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