International Competition – Cutting Edge

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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

Alexandre Koberidze

Germany, Georgia 2021. 150 Min.
Color. DCP. Georgian/e

The second screening includes a lottery for the Festival bag 

Four feet wearing shoes, two people, a book that falls on the floor. Alexandre Koberidze's secret hit at the Berlin Film Festival begins with a fleeting encounter, which has fatal consequences for Lisa and Giorgi. A meeting is arranged that never takes place as expected, as both of them go through an enormous transformation during the night: when they wake up, they have different bodies, and their talents (in medicine and in sport) have disappeared. They wait in the café, don't recognise each other, and once again go their separate ways – and we join them, through their everyday life, their new existence, their city: the Georgian town of Kutaisi.


Unpredictable in both form and narrative, the DFFB film school graduate lends a magical premise in his graduation film to the wonderfully light-footed portrait of a place and its people, a summer, and a time that knows no urgency. The truth lies in the street, in the carefree football game of three children, in the straying dogs, in the music. Koberidze transforms everyday life into poetry and manages to imbue both objects and thoughts with a delicate cinematic magic, which for a moment not only makes them absolute, but also entirely alive. (pj)


DirectorAlexandre Koberidze
ScreenplayAlexandre Koberidze
CinematographyFaraz Fesharaki
EditingAlexandre Koberidze
MusicGiorgi Koberidze
WithAni Karseladze, Giorgi Bochorishvili, Oliko Barbakadze
ProducerMariam Shatberashvili
DistributionCercamon, Dubai.

Alexandre Koberidze