International Competition

The Dazzling Light of Sunset

Salomé Jashi
Screening time  
27.02. / Monday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 4  
28.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
03.03. / Friday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 5  
05.03. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
05.03. / Sunday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3  
05.03. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  
05.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
The film takes a small town television station as the centerpiece of its story and draws a pseudo-ethnographic portrait of a community in Georgia.

Rituals and traditions define the lifestyle here, though a distant crooked reflection of the modern world has already invaded the collective mind. Here performance of one’s self in the best possible way is of primary importance. This cinematic kaleidoscope of characters, places and events unveils the life of the local community and its hybrid values. The sole journalist of the television station, Dariko, is like Virgil from Dante’s Divine Comedy, taking the audience on a trip through the community’s moments of revelation.


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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Daisis miziduloba

Georgia, Germany
2016, 74'

Directed by:
Salomé Jashi

Screenplay by:
Salomé Jashi

Salomé Jashi

Edited by:
Derek Howard

Urte Fink, Salomé Jashi, Gregor Streiber

Produced by:
Sakdoc, inselfilm

Festivals & Awards:

Visions du Réel 2016; Sarajevo Film Festival 2016; goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film 2016; Open City Documentary Festival 2016; Astra Film Festival 2016; Vienna International Film Festival 2016; Ânûû-rû Âboro Film Festival 2016; Human Rights Film Festival: Inconvenient Films 2016; Valdivia International Film Festival 2016; Kasseler Dokfest 2016; International Film Festival 2016; Seminci – Valladolid International Film Festival 2016