Taming the Garden

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«No film has lingered in my memory longer than Salomé Jashi’s deceptively simple spare [Taming the Garden]... »

The Best Movies We Saw at Sundance 2021, RollingStone - David Fear, February 04, 2021

«[Taming the Garden is] the film I think that stayed with me the longest… The sight of these astonishingly old and large trees just floating serenely along the coast of the Black Sea is just - that's a vision I will never forget.»

Dozens Of Independent Films Showcased At Virtual Sundance Festival, npr - Noel King , February 02, 2021

«Jashi’s deeply metaphorical work reaches far beyond specific circumstances in her shots of trees shifting surreally across the screen, often ringed by villagers processing it all, with glimpses of workers chatting.»

Salomé Jashi on Taming the Garden, Screen Slate - Nicolas Rapold , March 08, 2021

«изумление, раздражение, печаль. В одной из сцен проводы дерева по сельской улице напоминают проводы человека в последний путь. »

Четыре фильма Берлинале: русская царевна, белорусские протесты, грузинские деревья и Карабах под Баха, Current Time - ЛАЛЕТИНА Анна, March 05, 2021

«The metaphor of ‘uprooting’ reflects the theme of forced migration and puts up a mirror to the needs and values of society in modern-day Georgia.»

Berlin Forum review: Taming the Garden by Salome Jashi, Business Doc Europ - Mark Adams, March 04, 2021

Taming the Garden with Salomé Jashi, Docs in Orbit Podcast - Kopal Joshy, March 04, 2021

«The resulting documentary was heralded as a “quiet, beautiful piece of nonfiction poetry” by Variety’s Jessica Kiang»

Dogwoof Takes U.K. Rights to Sundance Doc ‘Taming the Garden’, Variety - Christopher Vourlias, March 03, 2021

«Я действительно вдохновлялась изобразительным искусством прошлого, в первую очередь, картинами Брейгеля и других художников фламандской школы.»

Саломе Джаши: «Без иностранных партнеров нам не обойтись», Voice of America - Олег Сулькин, March 02, 2021

«This image had so many dimensions. You see this lonely tree in the sea. It deeply made my think of loneliness. »

S2 - Episode 1: Taming the Garden with Salomé Jashi, docs in orbit - Kopal Joshy, March 02, 2021

«Bäume für den Milliardär: Salomé Jashis Dokumentation »Taming the Garden« auf der Berlinale»

Am Horizont ein Riese, Die junge Welt - Holger Römers, March 02, 2021

«Uno de los grandes logros de Jashi es el de combinar estos dramáticos (y traumáticos) desplazamientos con momentos de suma calma y belleza.»

‘Taming the garden’; Arrebatar los recuerdos (Berlinale 2021), Criticum - Ferran Calvet González, March 01, 2021

«[Salomé Jashis Film] konzentriert sich auf die Prozesse des Entwurzelns und Transportierens, vergrößert die gottgleiche Geste des Verschiebens, mit der merkwürdig gewachsene Bäume zum Kunstobjekt erklärt und alptraumhafte Bilder von Macht produziert werden»

Filme ohne Gesicht – Forum 2021, critic.de - Anne Küper, March 01, 2021

«Though this peculiar saga actually happened, Jashi’s film plays more like myth than journalism, as though she is documenting the folklore of the future as it is happening.»

‘Taming the Garden’ Review: A Bewitching Doc Turns a Billionaire’s Whim Into a Mythic Tale of Human and Nature, Variety - Jessica Kiang, February 28, 2021

«[Salomé Jashi] forgoes the anthropomorphizing of the natural world, shifting her lens to the universal plight of living beings, both sentient and non.»

Dok.cetera: February Documentary Recommendations, Films in Frame - Steve Rickinson, February 17, 2021

«Though the film’s focus is on plant life, Taming the Garden is not really an ecological film, but one that uses its central subject as a basis for sociological study.»

Taming the Garden: Salomé Jashi's documentary poses a singular question - what is a tree really worth?, The Calvert Journal - Matt Turner, February 10, 2021

«Taming the Garden is absolutely gorgeous»

TAMING THE GARDEN, filmthreat - Alan Ng, February 07, 2021

«Allein durch bildgewaltige Tableaus findet die Filmemacherin einen Ausdruck für den Irrsinn, der sich einem hier darbietet. Ein Wort: baumstark.»

Schweizer Filme in Sundance, NZZ am Sonntsag - Andreas Scheiner, February 04, 2021

«Majestic images of centuries-old trees floating on the sea, like disturbing dreams, take shape before the viewer’s eyes.»

Salomé Jashi • Director of Taming the Garden, Cineuropa - Giorgia Del Don, February 04, 2021

«With its static long takes and slow-moving points-of-focus, Taming the Garden is full of evocative imagery.»

Sundance Documentary Report: Part 5, Point of View Magazine - Sandi Rankaduwa, February 03, 2021

«A savage yet poetic ode. [Taming the Garden] casts a dazzlingly beautiful, poetic gaze.»

Review: Taming the Garden, Cineuropa - Muriel Del Don, February 03, 2021

«Through a series of painterly images, the award-winning director…takes us on a fairytale-like journey to the Georgian coast.»

Paradise lost, Modern Times Reviews - Lauren Wissot, February 01, 2021

«Both majestic and surreal. Taming the Garden is not a typical issues documentary.»

Taming the Garden | Salomé Jashi, In Review Online - Daniel Gorman , February 01, 2021

«Through the use of direct cinema and stunning steady shots, the director crafts a truly spectacular cinematic experience »

Sundance 2021: ‘Taming The Garden’ Review, Film Fest Report - Mehdi Balamissa., January 31, 2021

«The production is foremost a visual one, a sequence of primally arresting footage. Restrained, well-composed [and] compelling throughout.»

The Putin-Friendly Billionaire Trying to Build the Garden of Eden, Daily Beast - Tarpley Hitt, January 31, 2021

«An Evergreen Look at Gratuitous Wealth»

Sundance Review: Taming the Garden is an Evergreen Look at Gratuitous Wealth, The Film Stage - Jordan Raup, January 31, 2021

«Jashi lets the images and the Georgian people speak for themselves.»

Taming The Garden: Sundance Review, Screendaily - Allan Hunter , January 31, 2021

«At Times Calm, at Times Violent: DPs Salomé Jashi and Goga Devdariani on Taming the Garden»

"At Times Calm, at Times Violent”: DPs Salomé Jashi and Goga Devdariani on Taming the Garden, Filmmaker Magazine - Filmmaker Stuff, January 31, 2021

«We Had Found Ourselves in the Fairytale»

“We Had Found Ourselves in the Fairytale”: Director Salomé Jashi | Taming the Garden , Filmmaker Magazine - Filmmaker Stuff, January 31, 2021

«Visually stunning. A film gripped and immersed by an impressive amount of sensual atmosphere [with] breathtaking composition of each meticulous shot. »

Mother Nature Weeps – Taming The Garden (Sundance 2021 Film Review), Filmhounds - David Cuevas, January 31, 2021

«Taming the Garden proposes many directions, which the audience can follow and interpret by themselves. The film is as much a sensual experience as an intellectual one.»

Sundance 2021 Women Directors: Meet Salomé Jashi – “Taming the Garden”, Women and Hollywood - Vicki A. Lee , January 28, 2021

«The lineup of European productions in the World Cinema Documentary Competition include (....) “Taming the Garden” by Salomé Jashi »

European Film Promotion and Sundance Team for First Time on Europe! Hub!, Variety - Leo Barraclough, January 25, 2021

«An evocative and expertly crafted rumination on the literal fight between man and nature, and the often surreal, sometimes dystopian visuals that come with that battle.»

FIVE FILMS TO SEE AT SUNDANCE 2021, CriterionCast - Joshua Brunsting, January 25, 2021

«Trees here speak about other topics, much more than they do about nature.»

Sundance World Cinema Doc Comp preview: Taming The Garden, Business Doc Europe - Geoffrey Macnab, January 14, 2021

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