Sat 29 Jan - Tue 1 Feb

Taming the Garden

Cert. 15

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90 mins

in Georgian with EN subs

CHE/GER/GEO | 2021 | doc | dir. Salomé Jashi

A poetic ode to the rivalry between men and nature, Taming the Garden recounts how an influential man indulges in the unusual hobby of having century-old trees, some as tall as 15-story buildings, transplanted from communities along the Georgian coast to his private garden, transformed into a public park. A touching reflection on our relationship to nature, this film plays with the concept and metaphor of uprooting.

The screenings are part of ATLAS OF BELONGING: Memory and Identity in the Cinema and Artists’ Moving Image work of the Caucasus, a season curated by Galya Stepanova, in partnership with the NFTS Curating, Ciné Lumière and the ICA

Read also an essay by curator Galina Stepanova on Taming the Garden

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