Georgia on My Mind: The Plea

Sunday, 26 May

Georgia on My Mind: The Plea

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Georgian cinema has a long history, reaching through the country’s turbulent past to the birth of the medium. Admired by classical filmmakers across the world for its unique cinematography, Georgia fashioned a rich cinema tradition with a treasure trove of classics that are often overlooked by international audiences. In honor of Georgian Independence Day (the 26th of May) we present Georgia on My Mind, a weekend-long program, showcasing a trio of rarely-screened films.

Based on two epic poems by the venerated 19th century Georgian poet Vazha-Pshavela, The Plea (also known as The Prayer) vividly depicts a clash between rival Khevsureti and Kisteti communities in the Caucasus mountains. As the main characters come at odds with their fellow villagers for showing respect to their enemies, vicious revenge ensues. Hypnotic and elusive, The Plea is an extraordinary feast of cinematic play with light and shadows that fill the severe landscapes with archaic imagery and symbolism worthy of its epic narrative. A moving critique of religious antagonism and a mesmerizing call for peace, this masterpiece by Tengiz Abuladze is one of the cornerstones of world cinema.

Directed by Tengiz Abuladze, 1967, Georgia, 76 minutes, In Georgian w/ English subtitles. 

Bar opens @ 19:00
€5 entry

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 26 May, 2019 - 19:30


  • bar/cafe
  • film


  • 3-5 €
- €5


Cinema of the Dam'd at OT301
Overtoom 301
2nd Floor
1054HW Amsterdam


Inside the OT301 arts building, on the 2nd floor. Directly across from the Jan Pieter Heijestraat stop for tram #1.


Former squat, now legalised

Cinema of the Dam’d is a bar, cinema & gathering place, located on the 2nd floor of the OT301 arts collective which is the site of the former film academy.


  • bar/cafe / film

opening times: 

See event listings for opening times.