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

When the Earth Seems to Be Light


When the Earth Seems to Be Light




CATALOGUE TEXT
The trio of directors, Machaidze, Karumidze and Meskhi, look at Georgian youth. And they look back in a not quite so Georgian fashion. The young people in this poetic film would fit just as well under the Los Angeles sun. The visual parallel becomes a paradox only when you look more closely: riding their skateboards they glide through Soviet ruins, including the random architectural strikes with which the new Georgia is trying to get rid of the old “protector power”. To float in the air, overcome gravity, only for a few seconds! But gravity in Tbilisi seems to be heavier than elsewhere. In the background we hear the cries of Georgian reality …

Zaza Rusadze

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Credits
Original Title: Roca dedamiwa msubuqia
Country: Georgia, Germany
Year: 2015
Language: Georgian
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 80 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Salome Machaidze, Tamuna Karumidze, David Meskhi
Producer: Jörg Langkau, Temur Ugulava, Zaza Rusadze, collective Goslab
Cinematographer: Levan Maisuradze, Tamuna Karumidze, David Meskhi
Editor: Tamuna Karumidze, Salome Machaidze
Music: Natalie Beridze, Nika Machaidze, Maxime Machaidze, Thomas Brinkmann, Ryuichi Sakamoto
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The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2017 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.