An odd tale of three travellers

Hollywood, Bollywood and then Georgia. The superpowers of the movie industry. Okay, maybe not but that didn’t stop this little film from Georgia garnering attention at this year’s Sundance festival.

Directed by father-son duo Temur and Gela Babluani, Legacy (or L’Heritage) is an odd tale of three French travellers looking for an inherited castle in rural Georgia. Along the way they meet an old man and his grandson carrying a coffin intended for the elder who is sacrificing himself to resolve a feud. Intrigued, our Gallic friends follow the pair on their journey.

Clocking in at just over 80 minutes the film is remarkably short but even in this brief time it has very little to say. While obviously made with heart, Legacy offers nothing more than a snapshot of the bizarre rituals of Georgian life and little else. Strangely vacant.

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