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Three Houses

Sami Sakhli · dir. Zaza Urushadze
Georgia 2008, 96’

Three stories happening in three different centuries, revolve around a mysterious painting entitled Two Owls. In the 19th century thread, a man living in a big mansion is worried about his brother whose wife died a while ago. The brother however behaves as if she was still alive. A befriended psychiatrist is being called for help in order to examine the phenomenon in long conversations. He has to recognise however that the man’s behaviour doesn’t harm anyone. He actually offers a painting to the doctor which his wife allegedly just finished: it’s called Two Owls. The painting reappears in the midst of World War II. A woman finds it in the apartment of her husband’s lover. The general of the Red Army was just found dead there. Torn between ambiguous feelings of grief and anger the widow has to make a decision. The last story happens in present time. A grand-daughter of the woman painter from the the first episode discovers that the only piece that was left from her grandmother’s work has been bought by a stranger.

Director:Zaza Urushadze
Screenplay:Zaza Urushadze
Music:Paata Godziashvili
Cinematography:Giorgi Beridze, Giorgi Shevelidze
Editing:Alexander Kuranov
Cast:Tedo Bekauri, Galoba Gambaria, Nika Alajaev, Tamara Meskhi

Zaza Urushadze was born in 1966. Graduated from Institute of Theatre and Film in Tbilisi in 1987 (speciality — film director); worked as a director in the Georgian Film Studio until 1999. In 2002-04 he was Director of the Georgian National Film Centre.

Filmography:

  • 2008: Three Houses
  • 1998:  Here Comes the Dawn
  • 1989: Mattvis, vints mamam miatova