The Way Home
V. Pantchilidze, R. Tchkhvadze, Avtandi Nakharadze, Jahri Lolashvili,
The way home for Rekhviashvili is not charted in the conventional sense. It takes the viewer along some peculiar roads and across a unique landscape: Georgian history and legend, politics and social stratification, religion and ethics. Allusive, stylized, and allegorical from beginning to end, The Way Home (completed in 1981, released in 1987) is in part a tribute to Rekhviashvili’s favorite director, Pier Paolo Pasolini, especially to The Hawks and the Sparrows. It makes extensive use of poems by Bella Akhmadulina (the major female poet of the cultural “thaw” of the 1950s and 1960s) and of sets by Amir Kakabadze (the son of David Kakabadze, the Georgian avant-garde painter).