Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden

Thou Shalt Not Speak Evil

Tato Kotetishvili


In restless TBILISI the Georgian people are demonstrating for freedom. In this troublesome surroundings the turbulent life of a young artist enfolds. He is torn between drugs, his pregnant girlfriend, his family, comrades and his political involvement.

The late Tato Kotetishvili was born in 1959 in Tbilisi, Georgia, former USSR. He entered the Tbilisi Theatre Institute in 1975, where he studied with Otar Iosselliani and graduated in 1981 as a film director. In 1987 he made his first feature ANEMIA.


35 mm, 16 min., colour