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Alumni Film Screening: Mzis Qalaqi (City of the Sun)

Tue 14 | 14:00 - 16:00 | HAU1

In cooperation with Berlinale Forum.

Rati Oneli, Georgia | USA | Qatar | The Netherlands, 2017, 100 min.
Courtasy of Arseni Khatchaturan

Chiatura was once a proud ore-mining centre but today its remaining inhabitants eke out their livelihoods among the ruins of Soviet ambition. Work in the mines, darkness, music and theatre: the post-utopian portrait of life in the city of the sun. The film, co-written and produced by Talents alumna Dea Kulumbegashvili, brings home the ephemeral nature of utopias, documenting a living environment whose bleak industrial ruins appear colossal and not unlike a film set.

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Rati Oneli

Born in 1977 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He earned a Master’s degree in Middle East Studies in Tbilisi and then studied International Relations and International Media in New York. Rati Oneli also works as a producer and editor. Mzis qalaqi is Oneli’s first feature-length film.