Fri, 10.09.2021 6:30 PM


99 Shaftesbury Avenue

London W1D 5DY

Salome Jashi's international award winning documentary

TAMING THE GARDEN მოთვინიერება 

2021 | 90' |  Switzerland, Germany, Georgia

Press Information 

Films Website: 
Film Screenings  
Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema Competition 
Berlinale Forum 
Cinema du Réel   Special Mention of the Young Jury Prize 
DCEFF Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital 
FICUNAM , Mexico City  Award for Best Film in the International Competition 
Docudays UA, Kiev   Main Award of DOCU/WORLD International Competition 
Hong Kong International Film Festival 
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen 
Hot Docs, Toronto 
New Directors/New Films, NYC 
DOK.fest Münich 
One World Prague 
DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival 
FICMEC, Canary Islands   Best Documentary Feature Award 
Shanghai International Film Festival 
Seoul Eco Film Festival 
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, USA 
Sun Valley Film Festival, USA 
Environmental Film Festival at Yale, USA 
ByDesign, USA 
The Doc Yard, Boston, USA 
SF Docs, USA 
Docs Against Gravity, Poland 
Étonnants Voyageurs, France 
Docville, Belgium 
Crossing Europe, Austria 
ZagrebDox, Croatia 
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival  
Rooftop Films Summer Series 
BOZAR Cinemá. German Festival Films 

Press/ Reviews 
Rolling Stone 

A bewitching doc… A mythic tale of human and nature… A beautiful piece of nonfiction poetry… Quietly magnificent and strange… Outstanding cinematography… Surreal, serene and maybe just a little bit sacred… Jashi’s film plays more like myth than journalism, as though she is documenting the folklore of the future as it is happening.” 
- Jessica Kiang, Variety 
“Absorbing… [With] acute sound design... The clash between poverty and privilege is one of several intriguing elements in a film where the offbeat subject matter and striking imagery make an entrancing combination.” 
- Allan Hunter, Screen International 
One of the “24 must-see movies from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival” 
“Salomé Jashi’s low-context, contemplative documentary weaves a mesmerizing spell… Earthy philosophizing takes a backseat to the majestic visuals and their deceptively potent messaging.” 
- Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times 

One of “The best movies we watched at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival” 
“Taming the Garden stuck with me the most out of the docs I absorbed at Sundance… The documentary rewards the viewer’s attentiveness with hypnotizingly elastic shots and compositions that suggest a profundity amid nature. But there’s an emotional urgency as well… I’m already looking forward to falling under the strange spell of Taming the Garden once again; it’s a documentary worthy of IMAX.” 
- David Lynch, CBS-KEN 5