Date: 26 January 2022 (ended)
Section: WILD ROSES: WOMEN FILMMAKERS IN EUROPE. Focus on Georgia
Location: Teatro Miela
Piazza Luigi Amedeo Duca degli Abruzzi, 3, 34132 Trieste TS
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Svizzera – Georgia / Switzerland – Georgia
2021, HD, col., 115’
v.o. georgiana / Georgian o.v.
Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Sandro Naveriani, Elene Naveriani. Fotografia / Photography: Agnesh Pakozdi. Montaggio / Editing: Aurora Franco Vögeli. Suono, musica / Sound, Music: Philippe Ciompi. Scenografia / Art Director: Ketevan Nadibaidze. Costumi / Costume Designer: Nino Injia. Interpreti / Cast: Megi Kobaladze, Gia Agumava, Bebe Sesitashvili, Eka Chavleishvili, Zaal Goguadze, Kakha Kobaladze, Giorgi Tsereteli. Produzione, distribuzione internazionale / Produced by, World Sales: Maximage. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Takes Film. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Federal Office of Culture, Zurich Film Fund, Film Funding Bern, Cultural Fund Suissimage, MEDIA Desk Suisse, Succès Passage Antenne SRG SSR, Succès Cinéma, Focal Acting Coaching on Demand, development support of Kulturfonds of Sociéte Suisse des Auteurs (SSA), Georgian National Film Center.
A village at the Georgian Black Sea with friendly people believing to know each other. One day, Eliko is found hanged; his granddaughter Moe comes to organize his funeral. She is confronted with a web of lies and the tragic consequences of Eliko’s hidden love life with Amnon over the last 22 years. The truth however frees Moe’s capability to love and provokes the villagers to take a stand.
Wet Sand premiered at the latest Locarno Film Festival, in the “Cineasti del presente” competition.
“A homage to the people who were forgotten, a struggle against bigotry, an act of empowerment for generations struggling with their identity to give them a story to imagine themselves in the future … The patriarchal culture that prevents society from evolving, promotes pseudo-identity and annihilates diversity … What is a feminine point of view? I don’t know, because I myself don’t know if I should subscribe to the feminine or the masculine point of view anymore … I am more interested in the disorder of gender than in its essentialist definition.” (E. Naveriani)
Elene Naveriani was born in 1985 in Tbilisi. After studying at Tbilisi’s State Academy of Art, in 2008 Elene moved to Geneva to attend the School of Art and Design (HEAD), where in 2014 graduated in Cinema. In 2016 Naveriani established the production company mishkin, to create a platform for independent film creation. Elene works in Tbilisi and Geneva.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2013 Father Bless Us cm / sf 2014 Les évangiles d’Anasyrma (Gospel of Anasyrma) cm / sf 2017 Me mzis skivi var dedamicaze (I Am Truly a Drop of Sun on Earth) 2018 Lantsky Papa’s Stolen Ox cm / sf doc. 2019 Red Ants Bite cm / sf 2021 Wet Sand; Premi / Awards: Locarno IFF – Premio per il Migliore attore / Best Actor Award