1989, 105mn 
Colour, fiction
Et la lumière fut
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И стал свет


 Et la lumière fut

 I stal svet

Other titles : Un Incendio visto da lontano / Und es ward Licht
Directed by : Otar IOSSELIANI (Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ)
Writing credits : Otar IOSSELIANI (Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ)
Production : Direkt-Film (Allemagne), La Sept Cinéma (France), Les Films du Triangle (Italie)

Awards :
Jury's Special Grand Prix Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1989

Plot synopsis
Events in an idyllic African village are shown in detail in the period just before logging trucks come in and cut down the forest around the villagers, forcing them to move into the wretched shantytowns that surround major cities throughout the undeveloped world. Despite the familiar premise, this surprisingly unsentimental film by Georgian director Otar Ioselliani has several things going for it, beginning with the cinematography and including the natural and unaffected (non-professional) performances of the villagers.
Clarke Fountain, www.allmovie.com

Selected in the following festivals :
- , Paris (France), 2019
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1989

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