Georgia on My Mind: Repentance

Sunday, 26 May

Georgia on My Mind: Repentance

Short url:

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.

Varlam Aravidze (Avtandil Makharadze), the mayor of a small Georgian town, has died. As the townsfolk mourn their leader, his exhumed body suddenly appears in his son’s garden. Confused officials bury the body again, only to repeatedly find it in the garden each day. After the mysterious perpetrator is caught, a trial ensues which reveals Aravidze’s long history of corruption. Tengiz Abuladze's masterful tragicomic allegory of Stalinism was shelved after one screening, until the emergence of a more tolerant political climate in the Soviet Union. Farcical, surreal, and sometimes hilarious, Repentance tells an imaginative story of lives tossed around by the caprices of a totalitarian regime. 

Directed by Tengiz Abuladze, 1984, Georgia, 153 minutes, In Georgian w/ English subtitles. 

€5 entry

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 26 May, 2019 - 21:00


  • 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.