Otar IOSSELIANI
Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ
Otar IOSSELIANI
USSR, 1959, 18mn 
Colour, documentary
Sapovnela
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Саповнела

 

 Song About a Flower

 Chanson pour une fleur

 
Directed by : Otar IOSSELIANI (Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ)
Writing credits : Otar IOSSELIANI (Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ), Ilya KHUTSISHVILI (Илья ХУЦИШВИЛИ)
Cinematography : Valiko SHANIDZE (Валико ШАНИДЗЕ)
 

Plot synopsis
'Sapovnela' means 'the flower that nobody can find'. We present this film without subtitles (the voice-over was forced on us by the censorship in the Soviet era, but the film was banned anyway due to its ending). This was my first attempt at combining music and colours. Also, this is a story about the old florist Mikhail Mamulashvili who created wonderful compositions in his small garden.
(Otar Iosseliani)
Source : www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com
 

commentaries
Sapovnela – La chanson des fleurs perdues (1959) [Otat Iosseliani], Julien MORVAN, Perestroikino, 2020
Математика и кино. Съемки дипломной работы [Otar IOSSELIANI], Otar IOSSELIANI, Анна ЗОРИНА, Interview, chapaev.media, 1962
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- , Paris (France), 2019
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2010
- Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2009

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