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The Saplings

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Year of participation 2013
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The Saplings
Producer(s) Shota Laferadze
Director(s) Revaz Chkheidze
Script Suliko Zhgenti
Director of Photography Abesalom Maisuradze
Production designer Ilamaz (Zurab) Medzmariashvili, Tatiana Krimkovskaia
Music by Nodar Gabunia
Sound Davit Lomidze
Edit Vasili Dolenko
Cast Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Misha Meskhi, Meri Qoreli
Production company(-ies) Qartuli Pilmi Akhmeteli street 10A Tbilisi, Georgia
 

Synopsis

Old Luka wants to replenish his garden and together with his grandson sets forth to obtain the rare saplings of the pear tree called Khechechuri. The cranky old man surprises everyone, for Luka knows that he is not destined to see how the pear tree will bear fruit. The old man gets the saplings. On his way home he has to sacrifice the plants to rescue a skidded truck.

Awards
Best Actor Prize, Diploma (to the director), Moscow IFF, Russia, 1973

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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