Otar IOSSELIANI
Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ
Otar IOSSELIANI
USSR / France / Italy, 1984, 103mn 
Colour, fiction
Favority luny
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Фавориты луны

 

 Favority luny

 Les Favoris de la lune

Other titles : Mtvaris pavoritebi
 
Directed by : Otar IOSSELIANI (Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ)
 
Cast
Otar IOSSELIANI (Отар ИОСЕЛИАНИ)
 
Production design : Dmitry ERISTAVI (Дмитрий ЭРИСТАВИ)
Music : Nicolas ZURABISHVILI (Николас ЗУРАБИШВИЛИ)
Companies : France (FR-3, CNC) Italie (RAI-1), URSS (Sovinfilm
 

Awards :
Jury's Special Grand Prix Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1984
OCIC Award Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1984
Prix spécial du Jury à Venise en 1964

Plot synopsis
Director Otar Iosseliani hit the nail on the head when describing Favorites of the Moon as "an abstract comedy." Indeed, if ten different people who saw the film were asked to describe the plot, there would be ten different answers. All would agree, however, that the storyline is contingent upon two inanimate objects: an 18th-century chinaware set, and a 19th-century nude portrait. The dozens of characters inextricably linked to these two items are drawn from social circles ranging from chi-chi art lovers to unscrupulous terrorists. The film's original title was Les Favoris de la Lune (no lie!)
Hal Erickson, www.allmovie.com
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- , Paris (France), 2019
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2012
- Munich International Film Festival, Munich (Germany), 2011
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2010
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2007
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 1984