TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: BLUE MOUNTAINS, OR AN IMPROBABLE STORY
“Blue Mountains, or An Improbable Story,” is an incredibly witty gem of a Georgian film offered in the BIGSTAR Russian collection. Focusing on the use of repetition, the humor of this film transcends language barriers and envelops us in the shadows of a mismanaged bureaucracy. Indicative to many of the Russian films I have recently reviewed, the Russian filmmakers seem to greatly enjoy their ability to depict themselves as zany and “out there.” This festival nominated film (Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival) is no different in its charm and echo of the Russian spirit. The premise is that of an author who has written a manuscript, brought it to a publishing house, and is hoping that it will be well received by the editors and eventually published. Set in a typical office space, all of the “hardworking” employees (editors) that are (naturally) given the highest pay and available luxuries are, in fact, the laziest and least likely to do much of anything. Our writer (Soso) encounters one problem after another in his quest to have his work not only published, but simply read! Viewers, this is a TRULY fun and TRULY honest “poke” at the crumbling Soviet government and its entire incompetency’s. I will indeed, go so far as to say, I literally spit out my popcorn from laughing so hard, I highly recommend watching “Blue Mountains, or An Improbable Story,” today!
- Director: Eldar Shengelaya
- Starring: Ramaz Giorgobiani, Vasilij Kakhniashvili, Tejmuraz Chirgadze, Ivan Sakvarelidze, Sesiliya Takajshvili
- Language: Georgian
- Subtitles: English