Female Gazes from Georgia - Dresden

Female Gazes from Georgia - Dresden

Contemporary Documentaries
Creator: Salomé Jashi, aus THE DAZZLING LIGHT OF SUNSET. All rights reserved.

Europe’s ideas about Georgia are often still rather vague, despite the country’s increasing presence here: Georgian films and books and Georgia itself, as guest of honour at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair or as a tourist destination, are continually adding to its visibility.

As its contribution to this year’s German-Georgian Friendship Year, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is presenting a documentary film series featuring female filmmakers from Georgia.

The films reflect the post-1989 changes undergone by the Caucasian country, which is striving to anchor its own concept of itself firmly in modernity as it seeks a place for itself between East and West. Interestingly female directors are successful in Georgia, especially with documentaries, while internationally women in the film industry are highly underrepresented.

Film screenings Thalia cinema, Görlitzer Straße 6, 01099 Dresden

8. November

18:00 pm
ALTZANEY, Nino Orjonikidze, Vano Arsenishvili, Georgia 2009, 30min. with English subtitles + Q&A with the director Nino Orjonikidze
19:30 pm
THE DAZZLING LIGHT OF SUNSET, Salomé Jashi, Georgia/Germany 2016, 74 min, with English subtitles + Q&A with the director
21:30 Uhr
WHEN THE EARTH SEEMS TO BE LIGHT, Salomé Machaidze, Davit Meskhi, Tamuna Karumidze, Georgia 2015, 76 min, with English subtitles

12. November

17:30 pm
MADONNA, Nino Gogua, Georgia 2014, 50min, English with subtitles, and Q&A with the director
12.11. 19:15 Uhr
THE THINGS, Nino Gogua, Georgia 2016, 64 min, English with subtitles, and Q&A with the director

14. November

19:00 pm
ON THE MOVE, Tsira Gvasalia, Georgia 2013, 50 min, with English subtitles

The films will tour to cinemas in five different cities this autumn: Berlin: Kino Arsenal and Wolf, Hamburg: Kino Metropolis, Leipzig: DOK Leipzig, Cottbus: Filmfestival Cottbus and Dresden: MOVE IT! Festival/ Kino Thalia.

More information on the FILMTOUR.

Katja Giebel
Referat Ost- und Südosteuropa
T +49 (0)30 285 34 388
E giebel@boell.de