The Dazzling Light of Sunset
74 min. 2016


The film takes a small town television station as a centerpiece and draws a pseudo-ethnographic portrait of a community in Georgia. Rituals and traditions define the community’s lifestyle, but a far away reflection of the modern world also finds a way in it. Thus a strange hybrid is generated. Then everyone’s confused on how to represent themselves while performance of a self in its best way possible is of primary importance. A kaleidoscope of characters, places and happenings unveil the life and values here. The sole journalist of the television station, Dariko, is like Virgil from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ taking the audience on a trip to the community’s moments of revelation.

Director and cinematographer Salomé Jashi
Editor Derek Howard
Produced by Urte Amelie Fink, Salomé Jashi, Gregor Streiber
Georgia | Germany

In co-production with MDR/Arte and YLE
With the financial support of Robert Bosch Stiftung, Georgian National Film Center and the US Embassy in Georgia

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