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Natvris khe (1976)
Tree of Desire

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Feature Film , Drama, 11 Part, 2894 Meter (87 Minutes) 
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Director: Tengiz Abuladze
Screenplays: Revaz Inanishvili, Tengiz Abuladze
Director of Photography: Lomer Akhvlediani
Production Design: Revaz Mirzashvili 
Music: Bidzina (Aleqsandre) Kvernadze, Iakob Bobokhidze
Sound: Tengiz Nanobashvili
Editing: Gulnara (Guliko) Omiadze
Cast: Lika Qavjaradze (Marita), Ioseb (Soso) Jachvliani (Gedia), Zaqaria (Zaza) Kolelishvili (Shete), Kote Daushvili (Tsitsikore), Sophiko Chiaureli (Fifula), Kakhi Kavsadze (Iorami), Erosi Manjgaladze (Bunbula), Otar Megvinetukhutsesi (Eliozi), Ramaz Chkhikvadze (Okhrakhine), Giorgi Gegechkori (Chichikore), Sesilia Takaishvili (Maradia), Giorgi Khobua (Batula), Givi Berikashvili (Padlaura), Jemal Gaganidze (Tagria), Davit Papuashvili, Boris Tsifuria (Qoria), Ia Khobua (Mother of Gedia), Mzia Makhviladze (Ninore), Temina Tuaeva (Nargiza), Dato Abashidze, Tinatin Burbutashvili (Mother of Shete), Shota Skhirtladze, Berta Khafava, Leila Dzigrashvili, A. Dolenjishvili, Zaza Khalvashi, Natela Makhaldiani, M. Chabashvili, G. Mechurchlishvili, Asmat Tkabladze, Davit Uflisashvili, Givi Chichinadze (Ipro), Davit Kvirtskhalia
 

The film depicts one Georgian village life. The leitmotiv of the film is the love story between Marita and Gedia. Marita has to follow her father’s wish and gets married to wealthy Shete. However, her heart belongs to Gedia. Marita’s mother-in-law gets to know that Marita is not in love with her son and accuses her of adultery. Following the village tradition Marita is publicly punished. The beauty falls victim to the unfair punishment. The good wins over the evil. There are rebellious people I the village who will never reconcile with inequity.

Translation was provided by The Georgian National Film Center

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