Jackals and Drones (Chronicles of a Summer)
- Sophio Medoidze
The narrative follows a road movie schema, but only superficially: a Belgian actress arrives in Tbilisi to travel to the Medieval Cave monastery of Vardzia. Her car journey with two non-professional actors is driving the narrative forward, while Medoidze’s camera records their encounters with jackals, drones and the Orthodox monks. Parallel to the journey, a mythopoetic personage resembling Medea roams the caves, scorning our obsession with the progress and technology. The film starts and ends with the rain that comes as if in answer to her prayers - a confirmation of the Nature's sacred status.
- SOPHIO MEDOIDZE