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Bakhmaro
58’ 2011

Director: Salomé Jashi
DOP: Salomé Jashi
Editor: Derek Howard
Sound Recordist: Davit Sikharulidze
Sound Designer: Paata Godziashvili
Producer: Anna Dziapshipa, Heino Deckert
World Sales: Deckert Distribution

Synopsis:

A journey into a lively but rotting building in a provincial Georgian town. It once used to be a hotel called ‘Bakhmaro’. At the center of the building is a restaurant whose walls are covered with bright green and orange plastic foam and where tables are set, waiting for customers – who rarely come. A Chinese shop, a slot machines and a political party office can also be found here. The building is a microcosm intruded by the constant anticipation of change. It is a model of this troubled country with its endless demonstrations and opposition rallies. On the backdrop of political events, somehow, all of life is here.

In co-production with ma.ja.de. fllmproduktion [Germany] and MDR in association with ARTE, YLE [FI], IKON [NL], TVP [PL], ETV2 [EE]. Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Georgian National Film Center, Taso – Women’s Foundation, ACNP, Goteborg Film Festival Fund and European Cultural Foundation.

Festivals and nominations:

2011
Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, USA
DOK Leipzig International Young Talent Competition - Generation DOK, Germany, Honorary Mention
Jihlava International Film Festival, Czech Rep., prize for Best Central and Eastern European Film
Silver Eye nominee, East Silver Market, Czech Republic
Nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2012
Trieste Film Festival, Italy
ZagrebDox, Croatia
One World Human Rights IFF, Czech Republic

 


   
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