Falling Leaves

From Sun 21 to Fri 26 Apr

Iosseliani’s first full-length feature was screened at the International Critics’ Week of the 1968 Cannes Film Festival. A young idealist starts working in a state-run winery and soon gets caught up in the bureaucratic world of Soviet corruption. The film shows his characteristic style of capturing “moments of passing life.” His anti-authoritarian approach is shown by the lead character not having a moustache, the Georgian symbol of respectability and manhood.

Enjoy a glass of Georgian qvevri wine and khachapuri in the foyer after the 21 April screening, compliments of the British Georgian Society.


The screening on 21 April at 14.00 will be introduced by actress Natalia Jugheli

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About Natalia Jugheli

Natalia Jugheli is an actress based between Tbilisi and London. Her debut performance in ‘Antigone’ gained her acclaim, and the play toured several countries. She went on to take parts in award-winning films. She comes from a family of filmmakers who were pioneers of Georgian cinema, and they also share ties with Otar Iosseliani as Eldar and Giorgi Shengelaia were close friends and colleagues. Otar was an ally of Eldar Shengelaia – Natalia’s grandfather – in establishing the Georgian National Film Center. Natalia is a member of the Georgian Film Institute and a founder of the Nato Vachnadze Foundation, which aims to support Georgian filmmakers.