Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story
Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story

Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story

Director Eldar Shengelaya

Production year 1983

Length 98min.

Country Georgia


The story takes place in a Soviet office. A young author brings his opus The Blue Mountains to the Publishing House. Nobody shows any interest to read it. There is chaos in the Publishing House, the building is in ruins. The film is an allegory of the Soviet system.


Grand Prize | All-Union FF , Kiev, Ukraine, 1984

The State Prize of the USSR | , , 1984

The Best Foreign Film | Golden Shot FF, Poland, 1985


Eldar Shengelaya
Eldar Shengelaya



Revaz Cheishvili

Director of Photography

Levan Paatashvili

Production designer

Boris Tskhakaia

Music by

Gia Kancheli


Vladimer Nikonov


Ramaz Giorgobiani, Temo Chirgadze, Vasil Kakhniashvili, Sesilia Takaishvili, Ivane Sakvarelidze,Darejan Sumbatashvili

Production company(ies)

Kartuli Pilmi

Eldar Shengelaya

Born 1933, Tbilisi, Georgia . A Georgian film director and scriptwriter, People’s Artist of Georgia (1979) and of the Soviet Union (1988). He graduated from the Directing Department of the All-Union State Cinematography Institute in Moscow (VGIK, master class of S. Yutkevitch, S. Skvortsova), in 1958. Worked at Mosfilm Studio, starting from 1960 was a director at Georgia Film Studio. Ran a Directing Master Class at the Tbilisi Theatre Institute after Rustaveli (1975-1980). He was the First Secretary of Filmmakers’ Union of Georgia (1979 - 1990), since 1990 - the Chairman of the same Union. Shengelaya is one of the founders of the Georgian political opposition organization People’s Front” (1989). In 1992, he was elected a member of the Parliament of Georgia. A member of the Jury at Venice IFF in 1986 and at Berlin IFF in 1992.


The Legend of the Icy Heart (1958) A Snow Fairy Tale (1959), The White Caravan (1963), Miqela (1965), An Unusual Exhibition(1968), The Eccentrics (1973), The Stepmother of Samanishvili (1977), Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983), Expres-informatsia (1993).

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