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
Suliko Zhgenti, Anzor Jugeli, Revaz Chkheidze, Amiran Dolidze
Director of Photography
Igor Krepsi, Giorgi Beridze, Leri Machaidze
Givi Gigauri, Ilamaz (Zurab) Medzmariashvili, Mikhail Mednikov
Tornike Bziava, Anna Amiridze
Leda, Georgian National Film Center
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.
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).