What Do We See When We Look At The Sky?

Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?

Director: Alexandre Koberidze
Country: Germany, Georgia

2021 | 150 min. | Georgian
Subtitles: English, German

Cast_ Giorgi Ambroladze, Giorgi Bochorishvili Screenplay_ Alexandre Koberidze Camera_ Faraz Fesharaki Producer_ Mariam Shatberashvili Copyright_ Grandfilm GmbH

A love letter to cinema and football: Alexandre Koberidze draws from film history’s bag of tricks in this romantic fairy tale.

When a curse separates the two lovers in this film, it is the camera itself that reunites them. Lisa, a pharmacist, and Giorgi, a football player, have met only twice before, but are madly in love with each other. A date is supposed to seal the deal, but the „evil eye” makes each of them wake up in a different body. They don’t recognise each other. Alexandre Koberidze’s camera circles around them like a satellite. Sometimes meandering, sometimes wavering, but always drawn to them, he seems to hope that they’ll find each other in a film-worthy manner. In the process, he wanders through the Georgian city of Kutaisi, observes the preparations for the football World Cup and ponders the climate catastrophe, only to trust in the evocative power of cinema in the end.

Director

Alexandre Koberidze studied production in Tbilisi and directing in Berlin. In 2017 he made his feature-film debut with ›Let the Summer Never Come Again‹ and took part in the IFFMH’s Cutting Edge Talent Camp in 2020 with ›What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?‹ The latter film received the FIPRESCI Prize when it was screened in Berlin in 2021.

Screenings

  • Monday 15.11.202120:30HeidelbergHDGloria
  • Tuesday 16.11.202120:30MannheimMAAtlantis