International Competition

BAKHMARO

Salomé Jashi
Screening time  
27.02. / Monday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
03.03. / Saturday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
A journey into a lively but rotting building – a microcosm intruded by the constant anticipation of change.

A journey into a lively but rotting building – a microcosm intruded by the constant anticipation of change. A three-story brick building in a provincial Georgian town. At the center of the building is a restaurant whose walls are covered with bright green and orange plastic foam and where tables are set, waiting for customers – who rarely come. Just like customers, change also comes rarely here. Just like the others in the building waitress Nana and her boss are waiting... This building, which resembles Noah’s Ark is a microcosm a model of this troubled country with its endless demonstrations and opposition rallies. On the backdrop of political events, somehow, all of life is here.
 

Salome-jashi

Salomé Jashi

Salomé Jashi, born in 1981, is a Georgian documentary filmmaker and cinematographer and the co-founder of the Sakdoc Film production company. She lives in Berlin. Her short filmSpeechless (2009) is a silent commentary on the Russo-Georgian war. Bakhmaro (2011) was named best documentary from Central and Eastern Europe at Jihlava IFF. The Dazzling Light of Sunset (2016) is her feature documentary debut.

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BAKHMARO

Germany, Georgia
2011, 58', color, video

Directed by:
Salomé Jashi

Cinematography:
Salomé Jashi

Edited by:
Derek Howard

Producers:
Heino Dekert, Anna Dziapshipa

Produced by:
MA.JA.DE. Filmproduktions GmbH, Sakdoc Film

Festivals & Awards:

DOK Leipzig 2011 – Honorary Mention in Young Talent Competition; Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2011 - Award for Best Central and East European Documentary