1931-1940DramaNutsa GogoberidzeSilentUSSR

Nutsa Gogoberidze – Ujmuri AKA Cheerless (1934)

Summary from the dafilms website:
The silent film shot in 1934 narrates in detail the severe process of eviction of the population and their fierce struggle against the swamp in Mengralian marshland of Georgia…

According to the legend the deity of the swamp Ujmuri drags down to its bosom anyone who dares come near. And the best of them are forced to marry her. Kavtar and Tsiru fell in love with each other and started their battle to dry up the swamp. Everyone who believes the legend is against it, including Tsiru’s father.

The tragic tone of the movie turned out to be unacceptable for the Soviet censorship. Did they see in swamp the metaphor of Soviet Union dragging down and swallowing everything on its way? Anyway the movie was banned and considered to be lost. Until 2018, when it was rediscovered.

1.25GB | 57m 32s | 1280×720 | mkv


Language(s):Silent, Georgian intertitles
Subtitles:English, Portuguese

One Comment

  1. “Uzhmuri” from Nutsa Gogoberidze is not rare, it’s outrageously precious! It was rediscovered only a couple years ago and brought back to Tbilisi (Georgia) from Moscow’s Gosfilmofond archives for restoration and digitalisation. It was shown in a handful of festivals (doc lisboa…I think). Luckily somebody got it before it disappeared from the internet. Nutsa’s daughter, Lana, at 95, is still an amazing filmmaker!
    Thank you people.

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