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Day Is Longer Than Night (Georgian: Dges game utenebia) is a 1984 Georgian drama film directed by Lana Gogoberidze. It was entered into the 1984 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Day Is Longer Than Night
Directed byLana Gogoberidze
Written byLana Gogoberidze
Zaira Arsenishvili
StarringDaredjan Kharshiladze
Music byGiya Kancheli
CinematographyNugzar Erkomaishvili
Release date
  • May 1984 (1984-05)
Running time
138 minutes
CountrySoviet Union (Georgia)



The film tells the story of a woman's difficult fate. For eighty years Eva spent her life in a Georgian mountain village. There she married Georgiy the shepherd, who soon died, possibly murdered. After this she married Spyridon out of compassion for his lonesome, gloomy lost soul. In her native village Eva lived through the revolution and civil war, the NEP and the collectivization ...

And now Eva lives in a deserted village. Most of the villagers move to the city where living is simpler and easier and life is always seething. And even the mother of Eva's beloved grandson who has come from the city, wants to take him away with her. But the boy remains with his grandmother who believes that the village where their ancestors lived will be reborn ...



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Day Is Longer Than Night". Retrieved 22 June 2009.

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