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TAMING THE GARDEN

Documentary 1h 32m 2021

A powerful, anonymous man has an unusual hobby—buying up century-old trees from communities along the Georgian coast and having them excavated to add to a collection in his private garden. Some of the specimens are as tall as 15-storey buildings and, when pulled up, leave behind a torn landscape to which the local population is forced to adapt. As Taming the Garden follows the man’s unusual pastime, it also examines the needs and values of modern Georgian society—reflecting on the theme of forced migration and the notion of ‘uprooting’ as a grave metaphor.


This film is available for the extension of the festival, until Sunday 14 November.

This film is available for audiences in India only.

You can watch it with the following Festival Passes:

Languages

Georgian, Mingrelian

Subtitles

English

Countries

Switzerland, Germany, Georgia

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