Magdanas lurja Lurdzha Magdany. 1955. USSR. Directed by Tengiz Abuladze, Rezo Chkeidze. In Georgian; English subtitles. 67 min.
With Dudukhana Tserodze, L. Moistsrapishvili, Mikho Borashvili. The debut feature of Abuladze and Chkeidze, fresh out of the Institute of Cinematography in Moscow, is a charming folk tale that was hailed as the start of a “new wave” in Soviet cinema and won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. Sometime around 1890, in a small Georgian village high above a teeming town, the widow Magdana lives in a shack with her three children; walking to market along dirt roads and rocky hillsides, she ekes out a living selling yogurt. When her children find a donkey lying by the road and nurse it to health, it seems the family's troubles are over.
Sunday, October 5, 2014,2:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2
Thursday, October 2, 2014,7:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2