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Tbilisi-Tbilisi

Tbilisi-Tbilisi

A young filmmaker named Dato has no money to make a movie, so he hangs out drinking and brooding all day while his wife teaches music at a conservatory. He is also writing a screenplay. Excerpts from his script, shot in black-and-white, are cut into his story, each dramatizing the lives of people struggling to live in Tbilisi today. In the outdoor market for instance, Dato notices his old screenwriting teacher, an educated older man who is now reduced to selling margarine in a stand. As he ironically comments, professors are selling margarine while salesmen have become ministers. Everything is for sale, and culture has no value at all. – All the stories are skillfully interwoven so that, in the end, they become one long narrative about contemporary life in Georgia. (Deborah Young)

Wettbewerb / Competition 2006

Levan Zakareishvili

Georgia 2005
35mm/1:1.33/Farbe & Schwarzweiß
87 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Archil Akhvlediani
Editing
Merab Akhvlediani, Tengiz
Music
Niaz Diasamidze
Cast
Eka Nijaradze, George Masxarashvili, Baadur Tsuladze, Berta Xafava, Shota Kristesashvili, Rusiko Kobiashvili

Production

Georgian National Film Center
4, Right Bank
Tbilisi 0105
Georgien
T +995 32 9896 12
F +995 32 9842 01
kinocentre@myoffice.ge
World Sales

Georgian National Film Center
4, Right Bank
Tbilisi 0105
Georgien
T +995 32 9896 12
F +995 32 9842 01
kinocentre@myoffice.ge