Robinzonada ili moi Angliysky deduchka (Robinsonada aka My English Grandfather). 1986. USSR. Directed by Nana Dzhordzhadze. In Georgian; English subtitles. 76 min.
Written by Irakli Kvirikadze. With Janri Lolashvili, Nineli Chankvetadze, Guram Pirtskhalava. A prime example of the Georgian facility for wit and humor, Robinsonada, which won the Camera d’Or at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, is an absurdist political comedy about a 1920s British engineer, in Georgia to help build a telegraph line, who falls in love with the sister of the local political boss. When he is driven out of the village after a quarrel, he takes up residence by the telegraph poles, declaring three yards around every pole British territory and creating a safe haven where the lovers can meet.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014,7:00 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2
Saturday, October 4, 2014,7:30 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2