My Grandmother

Film Description

  • Year: 1929
  • Length: 67 Minutes
  • Country: Georgia
  • Genre: Fiction / satirical comedy
  • Director: Kote Mikaberidze
  • Art Director: Irakli Gamrekeli
  • Screenwriter: Giorgi Mdivani, Kote Mikaberidze
  • Cinematographer: Anton Polikevich, Vladimir Poznan.
  • Cast: Alexander Takaishvili, Bela Chernova, E. Ovanov, Akaki Khorava, Mikheil Abesadze, Konstantine Lavretski, Shalva Gedevanishvili, Shalva Khuskivadze

CHEMI BEBIA (MY GRANDMOTHER) is a slapstick silent comedy that was banned in the Soviet Union for almost 50 years. And it's pretty easy to see why. It's hilarious, and historically it's interesting to watch. The protagonist, a lazy pen-pusher, gets the sack for his bureaucratic idleness, and learns that the way back into the job market depends on getting a letter of recommendation from a "grandmother".