Movies should be understood without words, says Otar Iosseliani (video)

When I realized that I cannot become Richter or Gilels, I gave up the idea of becoming a musician and decided to become a mathematician instead. Then I remembered Sakharov and quitted this idea as well,” famous Georgian filmmaker Otar Iosseliani said in Yerevan.

Movies should be understood without words, because movie is not a circus. The most important things are music and the action.

His first feature-length film, “Falling Leaves,” won the FIPRESCI prize at the1966 Cannes Film Festival.

The prominent Georgian director, screenwriter and filmmaker is one of the honorary guests of the Golden Apricot International Film.