Winter Song

Chant d'hiver

MS12

Genre

Drama

Director

Otar Iosseliani

Run time

1h 57min

Cast

Rufus ., Enrico Ghezzi, Amiran Amiranašvili, Pierre Etaix, Mathieu Amalric

"Winter Song" is a typically irreverent Iosselianian jaunt through a classy Paris apartment block contemplating the past, present and future.

Some resemblances are disturbing. That between a guillotined viscount, pipe in his mouth, during the Terror; an army chaplain with a tattooed chest like a gangster, baptizing soldiers, looters and rapists, as if on an assembly line; a Parisian tramp flattened by a steamroller, and the highly educated concierge, but also arms dealer, of a large apartment block. A building where the lives of nearly all these characters intersect, except for the homeless who are roughly dragged from one place to the next by the police. And yet in the midst of all this chaos, there are spaces to dream, love stories, firm friendships that perhaps allow hope that tomorrow will be better than today.

PÖFF

Georgia / France 2015

Genre

Drama

Director

Otar Iosseliani

Run time

1h 57min

Cast

Rufus ., Enrico Ghezzi, Amiran Amiranašvili, Pierre Etaix, Mathieu Amalric

"Winter Song" is a typically irreverent Iosselianian jaunt through a classy Paris apartment block contemplating the past, present and future.

Some resemblances are disturbing. That between a guillotined viscount, pipe in his mouth, during the Terror; an army chaplain with a tattooed chest like a gangster, baptizing soldiers, looters and rapists, as if on an assembly line; a Parisian tramp flattened by a steamroller, and the highly educated concierge, but also arms dealer, of a large apartment block. A building where the lives of nearly all these characters intersect, except for the homeless who are roughly dragged from one place to the next by the police. And yet in the midst of all this chaos, there are spaces to dream, love stories, firm friendships that perhaps allow hope that tomorrow will be better than today.

PÖFF

Georgia / France 2015

Info

Rating

Under 12 Not Recommended

Production year

2015

Local distributor

Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival MTÜ

In cinema

11/6/2015