Taming the Garden

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A poetic ode to the rivalry between men and nature

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February 10, 2021

TAMING THE GARDEN at Berlinale Forum and Cinéma du réel

After TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi recently celebrated it's world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, we are thrilled that the European premiere will be at Berlinale Forum. Later in March the film will be in competition at Cinéma du réel/Paris.

From 1 to 5 March, film professionals and accredited representatives of the press can participate all Berlinale events online. The Summer Special of the Berlinale will give the general public the opportunity to see the majority of the selected films in Berlin cinemas from 9 to 20 June.

Cinéma du réel has opted for an online version of the festival and will take place from 12 to 21 March. You can watch TAMING THE GARDEN on CANALRÉEL.

February 03, 2021

TAMING THE GARDEN Press Reviews @ Sundance Film Festival

TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival on 31 January 2021 and has garnered very positive reviews so far.

Film critic Kenneth Turan talked to NPR (National Public Radio) about his favourite films at this year's Sundance Film Festival. And guess what: TAMING THE GARDEN is one of them. «...the film I think that stayed with me the longest is something called Taming The Garden» he said.

Many press releases about TAMING THE GARDEN often praise the stunning shots that tell a story that is both fascinating and depressing. Modern Times, for example, wrote: «Through a series of painterly images, the award-winning director (…) takes us on a fairytale-like journey to the Georgian coast.» and Screendaily pointed out, «Jashi lets the images and the Georgian people speak for themselves.»

The questionable practice of a powerful man in Georgia uprooting centuries-old trees to transplant them into his garden is summed up by In Review as follows: «Left largely implied in-film, but lingering in impression long after, is the notion of a fabulously wealthy elite literally reconstructing the world according to their personal taste while the rest of us deal with the scars of their whims.»

TAMING THE GARDEN is an impressive film whose journey will continue.

December 15, 2020

TAMING THE GARDEN premiers at Sundance Film Festival

We are more than happy to announce that we are premiering TAMING THE GARDEN by Salomé Jashi at Sundance Film Festival -World Cinema Documentary Competition!

#Sundance will be different this year with online screenings via www.festival.sundance.org and Satellite Screens across the country.

Festival dates are January 28 - February 3. Tickets on sale, January 7.

The journey starts here!

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Director's Note

«I wanted to explore what was behind this mesmerizingly strange image.»

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Credits

Directed and Written by

Salomé Jashi

Producers

Vadim Jendreyko, Erik Winker, Martin Roelly, Salomé Jashi

Directors of Photography

Goga Devdariani, Salomé Jashi

Editor

Chris Wright

Sound Design

Philippe Ciompi

Music Supervisor

Celia Stroom

Researcher

Tamara Mshvenieradze

Line Producer

Pascal Moor

Associate Producers

Hercli Bundi, Susanne Guggenberger, Ümit Uludag, Anna Dziapshipa

A Coproduction of

Mira Film, CORSO Film, Sakdoc Film with the financial supported of Federal Office for Culture Switzerland (FOC), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS / BL, Georgian National Film Center, IDFA Bertha Fund, Succès Passage Antenne, SRG SSR