DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd 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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