Taming the Garden

(Motviniereba)

The roots of centuries-old Georgian trees go deep. But not deep enough to avoid being excavated and transported to the private garden of a former prime minister.

Tree buyers knock on the doors of country houses along the coast of Georgia. They offer large sums of money for impressively old and exceptionally beautiful trees, often the dominant landmarks of villages remembered by several generations. One of the country's most powerful men, a former prime minister, has an unusual hobby: he likes to surround himself with beautiful trees in his garden. Intricate networks of roots must first be carefully dug up and then removed with the soil around them. Where orchards or forests get in the way, new paths are created instead. The landscape is gradually changing before the eyes of the local inhabitants, leaving behind an urgent question: What is lost by creating reservations at the expense of the original environment in which one lives?

About the film

Director: Salomé Jashi
Georgia, Germany, Switzerland
2021 | 91 min.

Language: Georgian

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Director

Salomé Jashi

Filmography
2021 - Taming the Garden
2016 - The Dazzling Light of Sunset
2011 - Bakhmaro heißt Paradies
2006 - Their Helicopter

Salomé Jashi

Screenings

19. 05. 17:00 Jeden svět živě: Stream
DiscussionSalomé Jashi, director

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