In 1991, Zviad Gamsachurdia became the first democratically elected president in recently independent Georgia, but within a few months he was deposed in a military coup. He then fled with some loyal men up in the Caucasus Mountains in order to gather followers and try to re power in the country. It became a difficult journey with an unclear goal. What fate is waiting for Gamsachurdia? With nature and the mountains as a backdrop and an outstanding photo, Georgian director George Ovashvili has created a beautiful and poetic drama. As in his previous film Corn Island (screened during UEFF 2015), the dialogue is sparse, but thoughts and feelings are still extremely present.
– Karin Johansson