Flanked by her phlegmatic sidekick, Dariko is the only outside broadcast journalist at a local Georgian television channel. With derisory resources, she races from one report to another to give an honest, if not objective, image of the current events that shape her environment: from the capture of a “giant” owl to the obituaries – where we thus learn that the bearer of the Soviet flag fluttering over the Berlin Reichstag in 1945 has just been buried — passing via the elections.
- Best First Film - Visions du Réel
- Best Feature (International Competition) - FIC Valdivia
- Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Award - Astra FF
- Best Documentary (Between the Seas), Best Debut Film - Jihlava IDFF
- Big Stamp for Best Film - ZagrebDox
- SYNDICADO FILM SALES
- SAKDOC FILM
- INSELFILM PRODUKTION
Delicately balanced and framed with discipline.
To me, documentary cinema is a mixture of reality and the director's vision, where the film form is an added layer to the content.
Salomé Jashi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia 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 University of London. Salomé’s THE DAZZLING LIGHT OF SUNSET (2016) was awarded the Main Prize at Visions du Réel’s Regard Neuf Competition as well as at ZagrebDox, Jihlava IDFF and Valdivia IDFF. Her previous film 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. Her most recent film is TAMING THE GARDEN (2021), which had its world premiere at Sundance FF.