Edizione 2020

The Tower

Salomé Jashi

Georgia / 2018 / 4' / Italian premiere

DOCUMENTARY

DESTINATION... GEORGIA

The tower was an iconic place in village Ksuisi. This is where kids went when they skipped school, men gathered to have a drink, couples hid to kiss. After the Russo-Georgian war of 2008 the village was occupied by Russia, while the tower remained on the Georgian side. The villagers of Ksuisi were forced to leave and settle down in a special settlement for displaced people.

Official website

Director

Salomé Jashi

Born in Tbilisi in 1981, she first studied journalism and worked as a reporter for several years. In 2005 she was awarded a British Council scholarship to study documentary filmmaking at Royal Holloway, University of London. Upon her return to Georgia, she founded production company Sakdoc Film. Salomé’s The Dazzling Light of Sunset (2016) received the Main Prize at Visions du Réel’s Regard Neuf Competition as well as at ZagrebDox, Jihlava IDFF, Valdivia IDFF and several other festivals. Bakhmaro (2011), made in co-production with ma.ja.de. filmproduktion and MDR/Arte, received an Honorary Mention for a Young Documentary Talent at DOK Leipzig, was awarded as the Best Central and Eastern European Documentary at Jihlava IDFF, and was nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and Silver Eye Awards. Salomé is part of a creative collective L'Oeil Ecoute, which creates multisensory art performances. She is a 2020 fellow of DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and a recipient of Nipkow Scholarship in 2017. Among her works, The Tower (2018), The Leader is Always Right (2010), Their Helicopter (2006).

Gallery

Language: Georgian

Subtitles: Italian

Projections and tickets

The Tower is part of this program:

02/09/2020
14:00
Supercinema Vittoria
Not available

Online

02/09/2020 — 08/09/2020
Num max visions: 500
Not available at the moment

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