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Kinostudia Kʻartʻuli Pʻilmi

Overview
Works: 121 works in 208 publications in 3 languages and 1,630 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Romance films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Historical films  Comedy films  Musical films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Kinostudia Kʻartʻuli Pʻilmi
Repentance by Tʿengiz Abulaże( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the tragedy of the Stalinist regime in the Soviet Union as paralleled in a provincial Georgian town. Varlam Aravidze, the former mayor of the town, has died. At his funeral he is mourned ostentatiously by his son Avel, his grandson Tornike and all the townspeople. One woman, however, refuses to let the dictator rest in peace. Night after night, Ketevan Barateli exhumes the body and leaves it in the Aravidze family garden. Her parents were imprisoned and murdered by Varlam and she uses her trial to force the family and the townspeople to confront and acknowledge the horrors of his regime
Ashik Kerib by Sergeĭ Paradzhanov( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Georgian and Russian and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lermontov's famous fable tells of Ashik Keib, the wandering minstrel who is trying to earn enough money to marry the girl he loves. But when the father of his beloved spurns him, Ashik is forced to roam the land for 1,001 nights
Legenda Suramis tsikheze = Legend of Suram fortress by Sergeĭ Paradzhanov( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Georgian and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Georgians' repeated efforts at building a fortress against invaders fail until a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand
Otet︠s︡ soldata by Rezo Čʿxeiże( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in Russian and Georgian and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old man leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front lines to find his son, a soldier
The legend of the Surami fortress( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Russian and Georgian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is in memory of the Georgian warriors of all times who had given their lives for their country. It is based on an old Georgian legend: Preparing to defend their country from the onslaught of foreign conquerors, people started building a fortress, but each time the wall had reached the roof level, it collapsed. "The wall will hold if the most handsome young man is immured in it," predicted a fortune-teller. And forward stepped a young man who was ready to sacrifice his life for his country. Thanks to that self-sacrifice, the fortress was erected, and nothing and no one could ever destroy it
Pokai︠a︡nie = Repentance = Repentir( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Georgian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 accusing her of digging it up. The trial gradually reveals the truth about the despot's vicious reign of terror, and forces the townspeople to face the reality of his, and the Soviet Union's, monstrous inhumanity during the Stalinist era. Repentance was the first Soviet film that openly denounced the horrors of Stalinism, though the Georgian director Tengiz Abuladze chose to make it allegorical, deliberately using anachronisms and making the leading character look like a combination of Stalin's henchman Lavrentii Beriia, Hitler, and Mussolini
Ashik Kerib : the lovelorn ministrel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in Georgian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recounting Lermontov's fable of a wandering ministrel, trying to earn enough money to marry the girl he loves, Parajanov dispenses with conventional storytelling devices in order to present a boldly unique cinematic experience
Ambavi Suramis cʻixisa = The legend of Surami fortress( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Georgian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Georgians' repeated eforts at building a fortress against invaders fail until a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that the son of her erstwhile lover must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand. The young man sacrifices himself to save his country
Melodii Veriĭskogo kvartala( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Georgian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical that takes place at the beginning of the 20th century in Tbilissi, where an unmarried washerwoman steals from her rich customers and gives the money to two talented daughters of a poor widowed porter so that they can train as ballet dancers. When she is caught and arrested, her colleagues go on strike to force the authorities to release her
Molʹba( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Georgian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film opens Tengiz Abuladze's trilogy (The Plea, The Wishing Tree, Repentance) about common human values. "Death of heroes, the knights of truth and good, leads the poet to the conclusion that the evil is invincible. Exhausted by struggle and privations, the poet lays down his arms. He is visited then by all of his favorite heroes. They put out candles by dipping them into a beer cup--a ritual Khevsuri gesture meaning renunciation. And only after seeing what misfortune and harm the rejection of fighting the evil results in, the poet takes up arms again"--Translated from container
Drevo zhelanii︠a︡ : kartiny iz zhizni dorevoli︠u︡t︠s︡ionnoĭ gruzinskoĭ derevni( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in Russian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second part of Tengiz Abuladze's trilogy (The Plea, The Wishing Tree, Repentance) is based on the stories of Georgi Leonidze about his childhood. "A magically sustained fantasia about life in a Georgian village on the eve of the revolution ... The characters are eccentric, and their dreams and longings are gently indulged, from the simpleton who searches for the tree that will fulfil his wishes, to the dishevelled lady fortune-teller who promises herself the return of a long-lost lover. The central focus is a tragic love story (sweethearts denied marriage by the village elders)."--Www.timeout.com
Ashik-Kerib( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Russian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of a lovelorn musician, his travels and travails, and the eventual restoration of his mother's eyesight as well as his winning the hand of his intended. Done in a highly stylized, theatrical fashion
Magdanas lurja = Lurdzha magdany = Magdana's donkey( Visual )

2 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in Georgian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1890s, in a Georgian village high above a teeming town, the widow Magdana lives in a shack with her three children. Walking to the town along dirt roads and rocky hillsides, she ekes out a living selling yogurt. When her children find a donkey lying by the road and nurse it to health, it seems the family's troubles are over, but the incident serves to bring out the venality of the village leaders and the court system which sides with the donkey's cruel owner"--Pacific Film Archive program note (Screened Sept. 8, 1987)
Golubye gory, ili, Nepravdopodobnai︠a︡ istorii︠a︡( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Russian and Georgian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero, Soso, writes a story called "Blue Mountains", which he sends to a publisher. Fall, winter, and spring pass, but no one has read the story, and worst of all, all of the galley copies have somehow disappeared
Ambavi Suramis tsikhitsa = Legenda o Suramskoǐ kreposti = Legenda Suramskoǐ kreposti = Legend of the Surami fortress( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Russian and Georgian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a Georgian legend, a fortress keeps collapsing until a fortune-teller reveals that the walls will hold only if a handsome young man is bricked into the structure
Pokai︠a︡nie : khudozhestvennyĭ filʹm( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Russian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small, somewhat surreal Russian village, a mysterious woman is put on trial for repeatedly digging up the body of Varlam, the town's recently deceased ruler. The trial progresses, and it's learned that the woman's parents perished under Varlam's vicious, despotic reign of terror - along with many other innocents. As her ghastly revelations gradually reveal the truth about Varlam's monstrous inhumanity, the movie is transformed into a searing exposé of the brutal repressions, and heroic sacrifices, of the Soviet Union's mystery-shrouded Stalinist era
Svadʹba by Pavel Lungin( Visual )

2 editions published between 1944 and 2003 in Russian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young miner, long out of work and money, has spent years suffering from his unrequited love for a beautiful young woman. After spending several years in Moscow, the woman returns even more unattainable. Yet she herself proposes marriage to the startled miner
Ne gori︠u︡ĭ!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Russian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drevo zhelanii︠a︡ : kartiny iz zhizni dorevoli︠u︡t︠s︡ionnoĭ gruzinskoĭ derevni( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Russian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second part of Tengiz Abuladze's trilogy (The Plea, The Wishing Tree, Repentance) is based on the stories of Georgi Leonidze about his childhood
Magdanas lurja( Visual )

2 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in Georgian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1890s, in a Georgian village high above a teeming town, the widow Magdana lives in a shack with her three children. Walking to the town along dirt roads and rocky hillsides, she ekes out a living selling yogurt. When her children find a donkey lying by the road and nurse it to health, it seems the family's troubles are over, but the incident serves to bring out the venality of the village leaders and the court system which sides with the donkey's cruel owner"--Pacific Film Archive program note (Screened Sept. 8, 1987)
 
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Alternative Names
Georgia-Film Studio

Gruziafilm Studios

Gruzii︠a︡-filʹm

Gruzija-filmas kino studija

Gruziyafilm

Kinostudia K'art'uli P'ilmi

Kinostudii︠a︡ Gruzii︠a︡-filʹm

Lenino ordino "Gruzija-filmo" kino studija

Qartuli Pilmi

Tbilisskai︠a︡ kinostudii︠a︡

Грузия-фильм kino studija

Ордена Ленина киностудия "Грузия-фильм"

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