Gardens in Autumn (PG)

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Time Out says

Wed Oct 25 2006

Opening with a wonderfully funny scene in a coffin factory, Iosselliani’s typically eccentric and enjoyable comedy deploys a meandering narrative made up of primarily visual (as opposed to verbal) scenes to chart the progress of a government minister sacked for some unspecified error (or, more probably, mere negligence caused by what seems to be a bizarre obsession with farm animals). Abandoned by his wife, unforgiven by his mistress, his home taken over by a host of African squatters, he takes refuge with his ancient but still adoring mother and with drinking pals of every hue. Subtle, slily subversive, and boasting countless delightful sight-gags, this is absurdist/surrealist movie-making at its most poetic, stoic and sceptical of political change. As often, Iosselliani himself contributes a droll portrait of a boozy gardener, though the laurels surely go to Michel Piccoli, clearly enjoying the role of a lifetime.
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Rated:

PG

UK release:

Fri Dec 19, 2008

Duration:

115 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Otar Iosseliani

Screenwriter:

Otar Iosseliani

Cast:

Séverin Blanchet, Pascal Vincent, Michel Piccoli

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