• Director-Screenwriter

    Alexandre Koberidze

  • Producer

    Mariam Shatberashvili

  • With

    Giorgi Bochorishvili, Ani Karseladze, Oliko Barbakadze

  • Germany-Georgia 2021. 150min

  • UK Distribution

    New Wave Films

  • Language

    Georgian

    With English subtitles

This film’s BFI Player premiere is scheduled for the time listed above. You have 24 hours to start watching and 4 hours to complete the film once you’ve started. Tickets can be booked until the end time listed above (subject to availability).

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Alexandre Koberidze’s second feature is set in the ancient and atmospheric Georgian town of Kutaisi. After its fairy-tale opening, various mini-narratives develop, including the setting up of an ice cream stall, the football World Cup viewed on TV in various cafes (with dogs among the appreciative fans) and the making of a film about six couples. Koberidze’s poetic assembling of images focuses on the magic of the everyday: hidden rhythms, the absurd, the unnoticed and the unexpected. The chaos around us is, he suggests, only apparent. A cinematic gem, the film’s relaxed pace and friendly atmosphere give it a charm that casts quite a spell.

Peter Hames

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