DOK LEIPZIG 30 OCTOBER – 5 NOVEMBER 2017
60TH INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATED FILM
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Sunny Night


Sunny Night


CATALOGUE TEXT
A film about the church, nation, republic and people and their interrelationships in times of change, constructed completely of archive material found on the Internet by Lea Hartlaub and Soso Dumbadze. Their found footage essay is a chronological reconstruction of Georgia’s recent history – from independence to the present day. The arrangement of the sequences reveals the influence of the Orthodox Christian church, which has been growing continuously in the past decade. As its power increases it reserves the right to actively intervene in social processes. Today priests throw stones at LGBT protesters. Today, deeply religious women want to heal homosexuals with nettles.

Zaza Rusadze

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Credits
Original Title: Sonnige Nacht
Country: Georgia, Germany
Year: 2017
Language: English, Georgian, German, Russian
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 85 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour and B&W
Director: Soso Dumbadze, Lea Hartlaub
Producer: Soso Dumbadze, Lea Hartlaub
Editor: Lea Hartlaub
Script: Soso Dumbadze
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