Bakhmaro

Documentary / Germany – Georgia / 2011 / 58′

  • Author:Salomé Jashi
  • Director:Salomé Jashi
  • DOP:Salomé Jashi
  • Editor:Derek Howard
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:DOK Leipzig 2011, Jihlava IDF 2011 (Award for Best European Doc.), Göteborg IFF 2012, ZagrebDox 2012, Krakow IFF 2012, Golden Apricot FF Yerewan 2012 (Special Mention Doc. Competition)

A journey into a lively but rotting building – a microcosm intruded by the constant anticipation of change. A three-story brick building in a provincial Georgian town. 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. Just like customers, change also comes rarely here. Just like the others in the building waitress Nana and her boss are waiting… This building, which resembles Noah’s Ark, is a microcosm, 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 sakdoc film (GE) and MDR in association with arte, YLE (FI), IKON (NL), TVP (PL), ETV2 (EE). Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Georgian National Film Center, Taso Foundation, ACNP, Goteborg Film Festival Fund and European Cultural Foundation.

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