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Discovering Georgian Cinema

Discovering Georgian Cinema

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
7:00 p.m. The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
Tinatin Gurchiani (Georgia/Germany, 2012)

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(Manqana, romelic kvelafers gaaqrobs). This compelling documentary has screened widely at international festivals and received several prestigious awards, including the 2013 Directing Award in World Cinema at Sundance. A film director organizes a casting call for fifteen- to twenty-three-year-olds and the results form the basis for a revealing portrait of Georgian society. Interview footage with the youths, who offer various reasons for wishing to be in the film, is combined with verité segments of the subjects in their daily lives. Director Tinatin Gurchiani travels through her homeland, to cities and villages, finding echoes of the Soviet past and indications of the challenges that face Georgian society today.

• Written by Gurchiani. Photographed by Andreas Bergmann. With Teona Bagrationi, Ramin Iremadze, Eduard Tsikolia. (101 mins, In Georgian with English subtitles, Color, DCP, From Icarus Films)