The Ruler

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    The Ruler

    Khelmtsipe

    Directed by

    Georgia

    2014

    52 min

    • Georgian

    Documentary

    "No man-no problem"- a monument to Stalin; the author of these words creates problems for a small village in Georgia. Should the monument to Stalin be left in the nunnery yard? The main question of the film became the cause of a conflict among the population of the village. A nunnery at the 7th century Saviour’s Temple on one side and the leader’s monument on the other. Is co-existence possible? How did the church become a shelter for the leader whose name was associated with a fight against religion? What kind of ideological conflicts are typical for 21st century Georgia? The authors of the film are looking for answers to these questions.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Shalva Shengeli
    Nino Chutkerashvili
    Cinematography
    Giorgi Sigua
    Kakha Bukhrashvili
    Editing
    Konstantine Jandieri
    Music
    Zurab Javakhia
    Production
    GEORGIAN PUBLIC BROADCASTER
    Shalva Shengeli

    Shalva Shengeli

    Georgia

    Shalva Shengeli (1966) graduated at the architecture department of the Georgian Technical University 1991. In parallel he was studying at the secondary department of journalism. In 1998, he graduated at the Film Directing Department of Georgian State University of Theatre and Film (studio of Rezo Esadze).