DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival



Nino Gogua takes us on a gender trip. We are being chauffeured by 57-year-old Madona, the only woman driving an urban bus through Tbilisi. Madona has made her way in a “man’s job”, confidently steering her rickety vehicle through the streets and quite frequently to the workshop. In the process, she also drives by the patriarchal assumptions of Georgian society. Nino Gogua follows this strong woman as she explores her feminine side, too. On International Women’s Day, Madona is likely to get no flowers from her colleagues again. That’s why she wants to give herself a present: a new hairdo, for example.

Zaza Rusadze


Original Title: Madona
Country: Georgia
Year: 2014
Language: Georgian
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 58 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Nino Gogua
Producer: Natia Guliashvili
Cinematographer: Alexander Kvatashidze
Editor: Sandro Khutsishvili
Sound: Niko Tarielashvili

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 2018 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.