|26.02. / Tuesday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2|
|27.02. / Wednesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 3|
|28.02. / Thursday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 4|
A filmmaker in Georgia posts an ad inviting young people to audition for her film. Facing the camera, the hopeful youngsters confess their struggles and dreams. These raw interviews unfold seamlessly into cinematic slivers of Georgian life. A teenager awaits news of his father’s surgery. A girl anticipates her wedding. The governor of a tiny village faces a monumental decision. A young woman confronts the mother who abandoned her. These extraordinary and touching stories about war, love, dreams and poverty paint a kaleidoscopic picture of a modern society that still echoes with its Soviet past. It is a world where tradition and modernity subtly intermingle: singing traditional ballads is as common a self-expression as listening to hip-hop or playing online poker. But they are all united in the poetry of searching.
Tinatin Gurchiani was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. She studied painting, dance and psychology. After receiving her diploma with honours at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, she pursued a postgraduate study in psychology at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, and the University of Graz in Austria. She studied directing at the University of Film and Television Konrad Wolf (HFF) in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany, and graduated with honours in 2010. In 2007, Gurchiani won the DAAD Award for artistic and social engagement in film.
Manqana, romelic kvelafers gaaqrobs
2012, 97', video
Mahan Mobashery, Marian Mentrup
Festivals & Awards:
Sundance Film Festival 2013 - Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary; Tbilisi International Film Festival 2012 – Best Georgian Film; DOK Leipzig 2012; IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2012; Trieste International Film Festival 2012; Göteborg International Film Festival 2013
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