The Last Inhabitant of Europe’s Highest Village

78 -year-old Irakli Khvedaguridze lives alone as the last year-round inhabitant of Europe’s highest settlement.

Feature type Video

Read time 15 min read

Published Nov 19, 2021

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Set high in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, Ben Page’s latest film offering, Iralki’s Latern, follows 78 -year-old Irakli Khvedaguridze who lives alone as the last year-round inhabitant of Europe’s highest settlement.

As a winter storm rattles the windows and walls of his small house, Irakli retreats into himself, reflecting on the future of his homeland and the patriotism that compels him to remain when all others have left.

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