TAMING THE GARDEN

მოთვინიერება

91' 2021

PREMIERING ON JANUARY 31 AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2021

WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

The opening shot of filmmaker Salomé Jashi’s striking environmental tale captures a tree as tall as a 15-story building floating on a barge across the vast Black Sea. Its destination lies within a garden countless miles away, privately owned by a wealthy and anonymous man whose passion resides in the removal, and subsequent replanting, of foreign trees into his own man-made Eden.

With astonishing cinematic style,Taming the Garden tracks the surreal uprooting of ancient trees from their Georgian locales. With each removal, tensions flare between workers and villagers. Some see financial incentives—new roads, handsome fees—while others angrily mourn the loss of what was assumed an immovable monolith of their town’s collective history and memory. With a steady and shrewdly observant eye, Jashi documents a single man’s power over Earth’s natural gardens: how majestic living artifacts of a country’s identity can so effortlessly become uprooted by individuals with no connection to the nature they now claim as their own. 

Sundance Film Festival

A film by Salomé Jashi

Cinematographers Goga Devdariani, Salomé Jashi

Editor Chris Wright

Sound recordists Nino Tevdorashvili, Ana Davitashvili, Tengo Mandzulashvili

Sound designer Philippe Ciompi 

Music supervisor Celia Stroom

Researcher Tamara Mshvenieradze

Produced by Vadim Jendreyko, Erik Winker, Martin Roelley, Salomé Jashi

Mira Film, Corso Film, Sakdoc Film

Sales

Syndicado Film Sales

Aleksandar Govedarica

aleksandar@syndicado.com

https://syndicadofs.com/

+421949635890

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           Support
 Federal Office for Culture Switzerland, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, Eurimages, Basel Film Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund,

Georgian National Film Center, Robert Bosch Stiftung / Literatisches Colloquim Berlin LCB,

Nipkow Program, DAAD Artists-in-Berlin, HEAD post production award

 

In collaboration with broadcasters 

SRF / SRG SSR, Radio Bremen, Arte, Yle 

Distribution support

Swiss Films 

           Selected reviews and interviews

Business Doc Europe

© 2019 by Salomé Jashi

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