Tarzan’s Testicles

  • Director – Alexandru Solomon
  • Producers – Ada Solomon, Cédric Bonin, Pascaline Geoffroy
  • Editor – Sophie Reiter
  • Cinematographer – Radu Gorgos
  • Sound – Marin Cazacu, Franck Rivolet, Cristinel Șirli
  • Duration – 107 min.
  • Year –  2017
  • Country – Romania, France


Sukhumi is the capital of Abkhazia, a tiny, unrecognized republic on the shores of the Black Sea. On its highest hill lies a medical institute of research on monkeys, established by the Soviets in the 1920’s. The legend states it was meant to create a hybrid between man and ape. This creature never came to life, neither did the communist New Man. Today, men and monkeys are caged in a territory ravaged by war and decades of cruelty, both victims of a failed series of experiments.

Screening on: 4 May / 21:00 / Amirani 2 | 6 May / 16:00 / Amirani 4

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