City of the Sun

International Panorama
Rati Oneli
Georgia, USA, Qatar, Netherlands
2017
104min
Georgian

Chiatura, in western Georgia, once supplied nearly half of the world’s manganese, but today it resembles an apocalyptic ghost town. The film follows a few of its remaining inhabitants: Zurab, the music teacher, who dismantles concrete buildings and sells their iron girders to provide for his family; Archil, a miner whose real passion is amateur theatre; and two young, malnourished athletes stoically training for the next Olympic Games. Director Rati Oneli provides insight into a living environment whose bleak industrial ruins appear like a colossal film set; a city where electrical wires and aging cable cars flow like clogged arteries in an ailing organism. And yet, in a city where the sun never seems to shine, the inhabitants generate the most valuable of resources – humanity.

Projections: 
11.16. Thursday 18:00
Művész
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
11.19. Sunday 14:00
Toldi
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Producer: 
Rati Oneli
Dea Kulumbegashvili
Co-producer: 
Jim Stark
Editor: 
Ramiro Suarez
Camera: 
Arseni Khachaturan
Sound: 
Andrey Dergachev
Sofia Matrosova
Alexey Kobzar
Distribution info: 
Syndicado, Aleksandar Govedarica Regional Director - Europe
Awards: 
Sarajevo Film Festival - Best Documentary (2017)
Madrid International Documentary Film Festival - Best Feature-Length Documentary (2017)
Sheffield International Documentary Festival - Art Doc Award (2017)