There Once Was a Singing Blackbird is a beautiful film by director, Otar Iosseliani. It tells the story of a day in the life of a young, carefree musician – Gia – living in Georgia. Gia’s life is fast-paced and frantic. Like a songbird, he flies from place to place, always hurrying and always late. He has work to do, friends to see, love to pursue, his mother to visit, and much more. There’s a certain joy in his anarchic, unconstrained lifestyle. Iosseliani paints an immersive picture more like the French New Wave or early Fellini than anything else.