The Petrified Garden (Le Jardin pétrifié)

1993 | Fiction | Runtime 87' | 35 mm | Colour


Amos Gitai: Exile
5 DVD NTSC Zone 1
Facets (USA)
Subtitles: English
Petrified Garden (The)
1 DVD NTSC Zone 1
Facets (USA)
Subtitles: English
Jardin pétrifié (Le)
1 VHS Secam
K-Films (France)
Coffret Amos Gitai
7 DVD PAL Zone 2
StudioCanal (France)
Subtitles: French

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Daniel, who runs an art gallery in Paris, travels to Siberia to bring back a collection of artwork he has just inherited. He brings back a giant sculpted hand, which he believes to be a piece of the Golem, the legendary figure of Jewish myths. He travels across Russia in search of the rest of the statue. This is the third and final part of the trilogy on the theme of the Golem.

"This is a sort of initiatory journey during which the character gradually discovers his identity. He receives new information at each step; he gets lost, never finds the collection of paintings, but does discover the meaning of his existence."
Amos Gitai, in Serge Toubiana, "Amos Gitai, exil et territoires", Editions Cahiers du cinéma, 2003