Falling Leaves (1966)by Otar Iosseliani

Falling Leaves (1966)
by Otar Iosseliani

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Otar Iosseliani

Otar Iosseliani

Otar Iosseliani is Georgia’s most celebrated film director and prize winner at Berlin, Venice and a Fipresci prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival for Falling Leaves. A graduate of the Georgian musical conservatory, Iosseliani also studied mathematics, has a passion for poetry, and is an accomplished draftsman. Hypnotic and absorbing, his work lingers on small details – pausing in front of the modest and seemingly irrelevant aspects of humanity to reveal wry wonder at the absurdity of life. If one can find a consistent thread in a career and a personality so multifaceted, it would be his tendency to break rules. Iosseliani’s approach to filmmaking means that he is a complete original.

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