- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 5, 2008
- Originally Released: 1985
- Label: Kino Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Georgian
- Subtitles - English - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Interviews: Svetlana Scherbatyuk
- "The Architecture of Ancient Georgia"
- "Veriko Andzhaparidze"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 02/18/1987
"...A minimalist spectacle, an epic with a cast of tens....A display of sumptuous austerity..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/12/1987
"...Dazzling....The work of a true visionary....A bold and intricate visual triumph..."
According to Georgian legend, efforts of the people to construct a fortress against invaders continually fail until a fortune teller remembers an old prophecy that the son of her former lover must be bricked up alive in order for the fortress to stand.