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10th DMZ Docs(2018)

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Before Father Gets Back

트레일러 재생

Mari GULBIANI

  • Georgia, France, Germany
  • 2018
  • 73min
  • 18 +
  • DCP
  • color

Asian Premiere

Synopsis

The light from the projector breaks the darkness: the kids' first cinematic experience is about to begin. Among them are Iman and Eva, two Muslim girls for whom the experience becomes a turning point and inspires them to start filming their daily lives. They are growing up in a valley infested by radicalism, where most people are living in a constant fear of their relatives sacrificing their lives in the name of God.

Review

The Pankisi Gorge is the place of exile for Chechen refugees and a region with the highest Muslim population in Georgia, where many young men have joined the Jihadists under the influence of Wahhabism advocating a return to the roots of Islam. Iman and Eva, two Muslin girls who learn filmmaking from Mari Gulbiani, the director of Before Father Gets Back, are waiting for their fathers who are away from home. Older women cannot take their eyes off the television reports on the activities of IS terrorist. Boys fool around with one another or sometimes become indescribably lethargic. In a darkened classroom, the white cracked walls serve as a movie screen and the girls watching François Truffaut's film remind us of the lively facial expressions of the children in Víctor Erice’s The Spirit of the Beehive (1973). In the gap between their life of forced conformity and desire to achieve subversion, Iman and Eva make their own film. The two girls' reinterpretation of Chaplin draws out their most natural, honest and liberated side, which makes their film all the more poignant. [KWON Semi]

Director

  • Mari GULBIANI

    Green Yarn (2011-2012)
    High Above the Clouds (2011)
    City of Blind (2006)
    Khorumi (2006)
    Green Apples (2004)​

Credit

  • ProducerTekla MACHAVARIANI
    Aleksandre SHERVASHIDZE
    Laurence UEBERSFELD
  • Cinematography Mari GULBIANI
    Nik VOIGT
    Toto KOTETISHVILI
  • Editor Nina GRAAFLAND
  • Music Levan MIZANDARI
  • Sound Matthias WEBER

Distributor / World Sales

Syndicado Film Sales  42 194 963 5890 / aleksandar@syndicado.com