In this musical comedy from Soviet Georgia, a local girl who made good in the theater is returning to help celebrate a cooking festival. Now a great lady of the theater, she is not above staging a convincing deathbed scene in order to help her daughter's love-life along. In the meantime, people have gathered from all over the region to compete as cooks and to eat glorious food. One of the highlights of the film is its use of typical music and dances of the region.
Clarke Fountain, www.allmovie.com