"First Swallow" has the determined jollity of a political operetta. The Russian (Georgian) film, directed by Nana Mchedlidze, is about the efforts of some ferociously quaint Georgian men to ...展开organize themselves into a respectable soccer team at the turn of the century, but if you think that's all it's about, you are wrong. The fellow who pulls the team together and keeps their spirits up is a dead-ringer for Uncle Joe Stalin. The acting and often epic-looking photography are terrible.
This was the beginning of the century, when the provincial Georgia still did not know about soccer. Once, seeing as adults nose for the ball on the field, Hvicha surprised, but to unravel the meaning of the game, decided in anything was to establish its command. Soon his team "The first swallow" was the constant winner all competitions. However, in the city to British vessel arrived - and the British will soon have caused "Lastochke" the first and a serious defeat...
1975g. -- Special Jury Prize ICF in Tehran.
1976g. -- Honorary Degree ICF colour film in Barcelona.
1976g. -- Award for Best kinokomediyu VKF in Frunze.
1976g. -- The main prize (shared with the film "As good molodca wife") KF Georgian films in Batumi.
1977g. -- Big cities Oberhauzena prize, a diploma FIPRESCI jury ICF sports movie in Oberhausen.
1977g. -- Gold medal VI VKF sports films in Minsk.