Farewell, Home Sweet Home


Time Out says

Iosseliani's wholly delightful, assured and typically idiosyncratic fable tells of the various reversals of fortune that affect a well to do 19-year-old, who rebels against his culture-vulture businesswoman mother and boozily indolent father. He forsakes the family chateau for café 'society, preferring the company of its denizens - Parisian dropouts, immigrants, barstaff - to home life. As ever, the jigsaw narrative slowly pieces itself together, and the overall dearth of dialogue means that the audience has to work for its pleasures. But it's a hugely charming piece, wondrously inventive, consistently witty, engaging in its devotion to the joys of wine, women and song, and somewhat deeper than it first appears.


Release details

117 mins

Cast and crew

Otar Iosseliani
Otar Iosseliani
Nico Tarielashvili
Lily Lavina
Philippe Bas
Stéphanie Hainque
Amiran Amiranachvili
Otar Iosseliani
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