Siko PALAVANDISHVILI
Сико ПАЛАВАНДИШВИЛИ
Siko PALAVANDICHVILI
USSR (Georgia), 1934, 86mn 
Black and white, silent, fiction
Jujuna's Dowry
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Приданое Жужуны

 

 La Dot de Joujouna

 Pridanoe Zhuzhuny

Other titles : Jujunas mzitevi
 
Directed by : Siko PALAVANDISHVILI (Сико ПАЛАВАНДИШВИЛИ)
Writing credits : Siko PALAVANDISHVILI (Сико ПАЛАВАНДИШВИЛИ)
 
Cast
Aleksandra TOIDZE (Александра ТОИДЗЕ) ...Jujuna
Georgi GABELASHVILI (Георгий ГАБЕЛАШВИЛИ) ...Varden
Kirile MACHARADZE (Кириле МАЧАРАДЗЕ)
Ilya MAMFORIYA (Илья МАМФОРИЯ)
 
Cinematography : Vladislav POZNAN (Владислав ПОЗНАНЬ)
Production design : Shalva MAMALADZE (Шалва МАМАЛАДЗЕ)
Production : Goskinoprom Gruzii
Release date in Russia : 23/08/1934
 

Plot synopsis
Varden, a poor peasant decides to find a rich fiancée but in vain. Following Galaktion, his rich neighbor’s advice, he attempts a horse theft but fails and nearly escapes death. Thanks to Jujuna, his other neighbor, he finds job at the village’s blacksmith. His diligent attitude towards work gives him another chance to find a life companion.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Film Festival Locarno, Locarno (Switzerland), 2000