Georgi DANELIYA
Георгий ДАНЕЛИЯ
Gueorgui DANELIA
USSR, 1969, 94mn 
Colour, fiction
Cheer Up / Don't Grieve
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Не горюй!

 

 Ne sois pas triste

 Ne goryuy

Other titles : Ar idardo! (original title)
 
Directed by : Georgi DANELIYA (Георгий ДАНЕЛИЯ)
Writing credits : Rezo GABRIADZE (Резо ГАБРИАДЗЕ)
 
Cast
David ABASHIDZE (Давид АБАШИДЗЕ)
Veriko ANJAPARIDZE (Верико АНДЖАПАРИДЗЕ)
Sofiko CHIAURELY (Софико ЧИАУРЕЛИ)
Georgi KHAVTARADZE (Георгий КАВТАРАДЗЕ)
Vakhtang KIKABIDZE (Вахтанг КИКАБИДЗЕ)
Yevgeni LEONOV (Евгений ЛЕОНОВ)
Ariadna SHENGELAIA (Ариадна ШЕНГЕЛАЯ)
Anastasia VERTINSKAIA (Анастасия ВЕРТИНСКАЯ)
Sergo ZAKARIADZE (Серго ЗАКАРИАДЗЕ)
 
Cinematography : Vadim YUSOV (Вадим ЮСОВ)
Production design : Dmitry TAKAISHVILI (Дмитрий ТАКАИШВИЛИ)
Music : Giya KANCHELY (Гия КАНЧЕЛИ)
Sound : Inna ZELYENTSOVA (Инна ЗЕЛЕНЦОВА)
Production : Mosfilm, Grouzia-Film
Spectators : 20.2 millions of spectators
 
Sites : IMDb, Kinopoisk

Awards :
Prix Mak-del-Plata, 1970

Plot synopsis
After Claude Tillier’s novel “My Uncle Benjamin”. A young doctor Benjamin returns to a small Georgian town. His sister wants to marry Benjamin to Mary, but the girl loves lieutenant Ishkhneli and is waiting a baby from him. During childbirth Mary dies, and Benjamin adopts her baby.
Source : www.mosfilm.ru

Commentaries and bibliography
Quand le cinéma soviétique puisait son inspiration dans les lettres françaises, Maria SOKOLOVSKAIA, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2022
 

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- Soviet comedies, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2024
- Georgian films on kinoglaz.fr, kinoglaz.fr (France), 2023
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2021
- Festival of Russian cinema in Nice, Nice (France), 2018
- International Film Festival of the Commonwealth Countries "Moscow Premiere", Moscow (Russia), 2010
- "Spirit of Fire" International Debut Film Festival, Khanty Mansiysk (Russia), 2006
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2005

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