Taming the Garden

Taming the Garden

23rd TDF: Greek Premiere

A powerful and anonymous man has developed an unusual hobby. He buys century-old trees, some as tall as 15-story buildings, from communities along the Georgian coast and has them excavated to collect them for his private garden. An ode to the rivalry between men and nature, and at the same time a whimsical investigation of “uprootedness” as a metaphor, the film portrays the needs and values of today’s Georgian society, while reflecting on forced movement and willing stasis.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Salomé Jashi
Script: Salomé Jashi
Cinematography: Goga Devdariani, Salomé Jashi
Editing: Chris Wright
Sound: Philippe Ciompi
Production: Mira Film, CORSO Film, Sakdoc Film
Producers: Vadim Jendreyko, Erik Winker, Martin Roelly, Salomé Jashi
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Switzerland, Germany, Georgia
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 91΄
Contact: SYNDICADO FILMS, Jasmina Vignjevic, Aleksandar Govedarica
Awards/Distinctions: Young Jury Award (Mention) – Cinéma du Réel 2021

Salomé Jashi


2006 Their Helicopter (short)
2009 Speechless (short)
2010 The Leader Is Always Right
2011 Bakhmaro
2016 The Dazzling Light of Sunset
2021 Taming the Garden