Archive of films What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? / Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?
Germany / Georgia
2021, 150 min
Lisa and Giorgi lose each other before they can even properly meet. Can they overcome the curse that has separated them? A love letter to one summer town, to cinema, and to football, written with infectious enthusiasm and playful exaggeration. Seasoned with dashes of self-deprecation, the film took the FIPRESCI Award at this year’s Berlinale.
While the outdoor cafés in Kutaisi are busy installing screens for the football championships, and the local dogs fight for the best mate, Lisa and Giorgi lose each other before they can even properly meet. Can they overcome the curse that has separated them? A love letter to one summer town, to cinema, and to football, written with playful exaggeration and an ability to impart its enthusiasm onto the viewer. Through the use of voiceovers and intertitles, the narrative style calls attention to itself and its desire to tell a story. The film’s visual poetry, meanwhile, is underscored by a soundtrack that creates a comic counterpart, and its self-deprecation prevents it from sinking into unbearable pathos at moments when it reveals the sincerity of its love.
About the director
Alexandre Koberidze (1984, Georgia). Selected filmography: Colophon (2015, short), Let the Summer Never Come Again (Lass den Sommer nie wieder kommen, 2017), The Perfect Spectator (2017, short), Linger on Some Pale Blue Dot (2018, short doc.), What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? (Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?, 2021).
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About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Faraz Fesharaki|
|Art Director:||Maka Jebirashvili|
|Production:||German Film and Television Academy Berlin|
|Coproduction:||New Matter Films, Sakdoc Film, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg|
|Cast:||Giorgi Bochorishvili, Ani Karseladze, Oliko Barbakadze, Giorgi Ambroladze, Vakhtang Fanchulidze|