FILMS

Wind Has Blown, A Woman Had a Thought about Her Silk Scarf 

ქარმა დაუბერა ქალმა თავის აბრეშუმის ყელსახვევზე გაიფიქრა
150′ 2021

Director: Alexandre Koberidze

Script : Alexandre Koberidze Cinematographer: Faraz Fesharaki

Montage: Alexandre Koberidze

Art Director: Maka Jebirahsvili

Costume Designer: Nino Zautashvili

Make-up artist: Lana Amoeva

Gaffer: Moritz Friese

Sound Operator: Giorgi Koberidze Composer: Giorgi Koberidze

Sound mix: Alexandre Leser

Color correction: Isabelle Julien

Cast: Ana Karseladze, Oliko Barbakadze, Giorgi Botchorishvili, Giorgi Ambroladze Producer: DFFB, Mariam Shatberashvili Co-producers: Sakdoc Film Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg New Matter Films Alexandre Koberidze

Financial Support: Gefördert durch
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Georgian National Film Center

It is love at first sight when Lisa and Giorgi meet randomly on the street. The encounter happens so fast and is so brief that they forget to ask each other‘s names. They arrange a time and place to meet on the following day and continue on their way. In the strange moment their love occurs, Lisa and Giorgi are visited by a force that neither of them could have predicted; they fall victim to a curse, and are destined to wake up the next day with a totally different appearance. A young couple, magic, the contemporary Kutaisi, its cinematographic history, and the phenomenon of cinema itself are the primary elements of this movie. It is a simple love story that ends with hope, and is filled with both banal and humorous observations of everyday life.

TAMING THE GARDEN

მოთვინიერება
90′ 2021

A film by Salomé Jashi Cinematographers Goga Devdariani, Salomé Jashi
Editor Chris Wright Sound recordists Nino Tevdorashvili, Ana Davitashvili, Tengo Mandzulashvili Sound designer Philippe Ciompi Music supervisor Celia Stroom Researcher Tamara Mshvenieradze Produced by Vadim Jendreyko, Erik Winker, Martin Roelley, Salomé Jashi Mira Film, Corso Film, Sakdoc Film Sales Syndicado Film Sales Aleksandar Govedarica aleksandar@syndicado.com

​A poetic ode to the rivalry between men and nature

The Dazzling light of the sunset

დაისის მიზიდულობა
74′ 2016

Film by Salome Jashi Produced by Urte Amélie Fink, Salomé Jashi and Gregor Streiber Sakdoc Film and inselfilm filmproduktion

Sales Syndicado Film Sales Aleksandar Govedarica

The film takes a small-town television station as the centrepiece of its story and draws a pseudo-ethnographic portrait of a community in Georgia. Rituals and traditions define the lifestyle here, though a distant warped reflection of the modern world has already invaded the collective mind. Here performance of one’s self in the best possible way is of primary importance. This cinematic kaleidoscope of characters, places and events unveils the life of the local community and its hybrid values. The sole journalist of the television station, Dariko, functions as Virgil from Dante’s Divine Comedy, taking the audience on a trip through the community’s moments of revelation.

Double Aliens

ორმაგი უცხოები
56′, 2015

Director, editor: Ugis Olte
Script: Ugis Olte, Daro Sulakauri, Givi Odisharia
Cinematographers: Valdis Celmins, Uldis Cekulis
Original music: Janis Šipkevics, Reinis Sejans, Gatis Zakis, (“INSTRUMENTI”)
Sound: Artis Dukalsis
Producers: Uldis Cekulis (VFS Films, Latvia), Anna Dziapshipa (Sakdoc Film, Georgia).

The Samtskhe-Javakheti region in South Georgia, with a mostly Armenian population, suffers under silent ethnic tensions caused by a historical burden. A unique place to study the role of the human factor in ethnic conflicts through the eyes of a Georgian photographer and ears of a Latvian film director.

Ogasavara

ოგასავარა
8′ 2015

Director: Vakhtang (Tato) Kotetishvili 
Producer: Anna Dziapshipa

Camera: Vakhtang (Tato) Kotetishvili Script: Nikoloz Mdvivani Vakhtang (Tato) Kotetishvili

Cast: Murad Ispirian
Anuka Zedginidze

Editor: Vakhtang (Tato) Kotetishvili Sound Design: Nika Paniashvili

Music: Nodar Nozadze
Nika Paniashvili Production Design:Papuna Papaskiri

Murad and Masha are planning a life together. But before they build a house, they go on a date dynamite fishing. This will bring some unexpected turns to their uncomplicated love story. A spirited tale of love and death, told with irresistible charm and a bit of stop-motion.

Bakhmaro

ბახმარო
58′ 2011

Directed and filmed by Salomé Jashi; Sound by Davit Sikharulidze; Editing by Derek Howard; Sound design and mix  by Paata Godziashvili Produced by Anna Dziaphipa and Heino Deckert Sakdoc Film and ma.ja.de filmproduktion

A journey into a lively but rotting building in a provincial Georgian town. It once used to be a hotel called ‘Bakhmaro’. At the centre 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.

Speechless

დადუმებულები
12′ 2008

Produced by Sakdoc Film and Artefact production Directed by Salome Jashi Filmed by Tato Kotetishvili Sound: Nika Paniashvili Speechless is part of the documentary film series ’10 Minutes of Democracy’ Support: Georgian National Film Center, Open Society – Georgia Foundation and British Council

The 2008 Georgia-Russia War resulted in the deaths of several hundred people and expulsion of tens of thousands from South Ossetia. Is there a way to show the tragedy of families that lost their loved ones, thousands of people forced to leave their homes, soldiers doing the fighting, and children who cannot comprehend the situation? Salomé Jashi answers this question in a way that leaves few apathetic, though the horrors of war are never visible on the screen. Her short film is based on an interesting formula of making the audience witness to a tragedy it never sees.