One of the biggest strangeness of the modern world existance, which at the same time is difficult to accept, is a tolerant-minded society which is obsessed with the complex but can do nothing to adapt to the inevitable truths of life. The film "Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry” (2023, dir. Elene Naveriani) is a screen adaptation of the story of the same name. In general, depending on the tradition of screen adaptation, the audience looks for a "new vision" or subtexts ...
Is there such an interpretation of disagreements between generations in Georgian art, in particular, dramaturgy, cinema, as Gertrude Stein's search for the explanation of the creative realities and psychotypes of the "lost generation"? This is still controversial and will probably take decades but it is clear that more than (or already) 30 years have passed since the collapse of the Soviet system and the somewhat illusory vision of the "lost generation"
Even the most unusual forms of the illusion of mood characteristic of a feature film, obey the firm conditions of reality-regardless of the quality of what color and compositional experimentation we are talking about. Even in the most extreme forms of convention, the basis of the compositional nature of light and shade and color is reality - even in the most extreme expression of surrealism to realism.
If the tradition of Georgian cinema repeats itself thematically and develops artistic-thematic interpretations interestingly, then this refers to the versions of man's search for himself most clearly and obviously; dysfunctionality, or adaptation and spiritual crisis that originate in the themes interpreted by the 1960s continue for decades. They find various manifestations - in the Georgian cinema of the 1980s-1990s, 2000s and of the most recent period.
The image of injustice spread in the colorless space of modernity seems to be perceived as a biblical generalization of one villager, if we create a true story of happiness, philanthropy and oppression of truth. The feature film of director and screenwriter Beso Solomanashvili, "Vegetable Garden in the Conflict Zone" (2021) depicts the tragedy of the 2008 war. In all its essence, such concrete and dramatic, human misery seems to be easily generalized if we find an artistic equivalent, as the author of the film was able to do.
Any social drama, based on the artistic interpretation of facts that have lost its function and undermine human dignity, can very easily turn into a tragedy - such is the special way of dealing with reality dictated by modern life and remained yet from the era of Italian neorealism, which invariably gives the cinema the opportunity to reach a tragic end. This ability of social drama is noteworthy as the latter has changed many times the range of attitudes towards values, and is one of the most important genre and artistic forms today, which can even see shocking reality from its dangerous, internal, unexpected side and present it to us.
In the history of Georgian cinema, the characteristics of the vision constantly changed in the footsteps of poetic and metaphorical artistic thinking, as well as what today is called modernity perceived as facts and events, which is always accompanied by an existential crisis caused by changes or wars and pandemics.