Taming the Garden

A film by Salomé Jashi


A powerful man, who is also the former prime minister of Georgia, has developed an exquisite hobby. He collects century old trees along Georgia’s coastline. He commissions his men to uproot them and bring them to his private garden. Some of these trees are as tall as 15-floor-buildings. And in order to transplant a tree of such dimensions some other trees are chopped down, electric cables are shifted and new roads are paved through mandarin plantations.

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Technical Details

Duration90 min
Original LanguageGeorgian
SubtitlesEnglish, German
CountrySwitzerland, Germany, Georgia

More Infos

  • Festivals

    Sundance Film Festival

    January 28, 2021 - February 03, 2021

  • Credits

    Directed and Written by

    Salomé Jashi


    Vadim Jendreyko, Erik Winker, Martin Roelly, Salomé Jashi

    Directors of Photography

    Goga Devdariani, Salomé Jashi


    Chris Wright

    Sound Design

    Philippe Ciompi

    Music Supervisor

    Celia Stroom


    Tamara Mshvenieradze

    Line Producer

    Pascal More

    Associate Producers

    Hercli Bundi, Susanne Guggenberger, Ümit Uludag, Anna Dziapshipa

    A Coproduction of

    Mira Film, CORSO Film, Sakdoc Film

    Financially supported by

    Federal Office for Culture Switzerland (FOC), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS / BL, Georgian National Film Center, IDFA Bertha Fund, Succès Passage Antenne, SRG SSR

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