The short documentary »No Body and the Blue Sky« is a poetic journey along the Bzhuzhi River in Georgia. Following the course of the river, the film takes viewers through six villages in the Guria region. The recipients meet old people as well as young people who have a close relationship to the flowing water. It is striking that the camera is static without exception; the movement of the rippling and rushing river creates the visual dynamics of the images. The documentary shows in a naturalistic and intimate way the relationship of the inhabitants to the river and how daily life revolves around it.
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»No Body and the Blue Sky«
Length: 35'19 minutes
Director: Magda Gvelesiani
Co-director: Leah Peirce
Camera: Bela Moritz
Editing: Levan Butkhuzi
Sound: Philiph Waltinger
Thursday, 21 April 2022, 7 p.m.
Film Museum Postdam
Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 7 pm
Film Premiere Georgia
Georgian National Museum
Friday, 29 April 2022, time: tba
Luisa Cartucci Gallery / Berlin-Neukölln
Other awards and nominations:
Brussels Film Festival - 2021 December - Best Director
Lift-Off Berlin Festival 2022 - Official Selection
»Sehsüchte« International Student Film Festival - Short Documentary - Official Selection
The film was made as part of the project "Images of the Future", which was supervised by Nicola Hens, Artistic Associate at the Professorship Media Events, and Achim Dunker. The students were also supported by the Artistic Associates Florian Schmidt, Professorship "Object, Sculpture, Installation" and Regina Reusch, former Artistic Associate at the Professorship "Crossemdial Moving Image".
The film was supported by the Georgian Ministry of Culture, the Kreativfonds and the Frauenförderfonds of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.