The Candle Alight On the Grave of the Lord
The Candle Alight On the Grave of the Lord

The Candle Alight On the Grave of the Lord

Director Rezo Chkheidze

Production year 2018

Length 125min.

Country Georgia

SYNOPSIS

The story of formation of Luka Bagrationi, a young actor who is faced with difficult exam in this complicated world. The young hero manages to bring a candle put out on the grave of the Lord from Jerusalem to a small Georgian church without blowing it out.
The film is about a struggle between the good and evil, about Georgia’s renaissance at long last.

 

CAST & CREW

Rezo Chkheidze
Rezo Chkheidze

Director

Producer

Revaz Chkheidze

Script

Suliko Zhgenti, Anzor Jugeli, Revaz Chkheidze, Amiran Dolidze

Director of Photography

Igor Krepsi, Giorgi Beridze, Leri Machaidze

Production designer

Givi Gigauri, Ilamaz (Zurab) Medzmariashvili, Mikhail Mednikov

Music by

Iakob Bobokhidze

Sound

Gari Kuntsev

Cast

Tornike Bziava, Anna Amiridze

Production company

Leda, Georgian National Film Center

Rezo Chkheidze

Born. 1926, Kutaisi, Georgia. In 1943 – 46, Chkheidze studied at Tbilisi Theatre Institute Named after Shota Rustaveli. In 1953, he graduated from the Directing Department of All-Union State Institute of Cinematography, Moscow. Since 1953, he was a film director of Georgia Film Studio, and since 1973, already the CEO of the Film Studio and head of the Film Department at Tbilisi Theatre Institute Named after Shota Rustaveli. In 1953, Chkheidze directed Boris Paichadze, a documentary by his script. In 1954, two other documentaries were filmed with Tengiz Abduladze. In 1955, his Magdana’s Donkey was released, which was an award-winner at Cannes IFF in 1956. Chzkheidze was also a deputy member of Supreme Soviet of USSR.


Filmography

Boris Paichadze (1953, doc.), Our Palace (1954, co-dir.: Tengiz Abuladze), The State Natioanl Dance Ensemble of Georgia (1954, co-dir.: Tengiz Abuladze ), Magdana’s Donkey (1955), Our Courtyard (1956), Maya from Tskhneti (1959), Treasure (1961), Sea Trail (1962), Soldier’s Father (1964), What a Youth! (1969), The Saplings (1975), Your Son, Earth (1985), The Candle Alight on the Grave of the Lord (2008).

FILMS 2013