Repentance – Покаяние

”Repentance,” a complex, coherent metaphor of the evil of tyranny, is the creation of Tengiz Abuladze, a Soviet Georgian film maker. His attack on Stalinism and the heirs of Stalin has been seen by millions of people in the Soviet Union, and ”Repentance” was the country’s nominee for an Academy Award for best foreign film.


The Georgian city in which the film is set resembles a run-down provincial town in the south of France or Italy, and the film is a study of a society destroyed by a malevolent, maniacal ruler, whose legacy is a debilitating perpetuation of lies that his descendants refuse to face, much as the heirs of Stalin have done in the Soviet Union.

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