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Section: Special Screening
Country: Soviet Union 
Year: 1967

 

Didi mtsvane veli (Big Green Valley)

b&w/80 minutes

Director: Merab Kokochashvili. Screenplay: Merab Eliozishvili. Cinematographer: Giorgi Gersamia. Editing: Djulieta Tsotsonava. Music: Nodar Mamisashvili. Cast: Dodo Abashidze, Lia Kapanadze, Mzia Maglakelidze, Ilia Babakuri, Zutab Tseradze, Guram Gegeshidze, Grigol Tkabladze.

Sosana is a shepherd, lives with his family in the village and with great respect and love, continues his heritage, doing his ancestors job. Sosana can't even imagine another life: nature, village, big green valley and a family - this is all his treasure, his world and an everyday life. Geologist start an oil exploration works in his village and modern civilization breaks into Sosana's world with all its grumble and noise of technology. Sosana is in contradiction with changes and its enforced break into a big, green valley bodes for destructing everything of value for him.
Institute for Film and Video Art "Arsenal" restored and digitalized 3 Georgian films this year, including Merab Kokochasvhilis "Big Green Valley". Georgian film classic presented in Special Screenings will be shown in renewed format at our festival.

Production:
Qartuli Pilmi

Merab Kokochashvili

Merab Kokochashvili was born on March 21, 1935 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is a director and writer, known for Nutsas skola (2000), Mikha (1966) and Tskheli zapkhulis sami dge (1981).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filmography:

1960 Kardakar
1962 Ardadagebze
1966 Mikha (Short)
1967 Didi mtsvane veli
1973 Gza mshvidobisa, Jako!
1976 Mtsvervali
1981 Tskheli zapkhulis sami dge
2000 Nutsas skola
2005 Usui (Short)
2009 Sakhli Sikharulisa (Documentary)
2013 Gvinis Akvani (Documentary)