April 2016


Georgische Filmreihe x Queer Cinema: "A Fold in My Blanket (Chemi Sabnis Nakeci)" by Zaza Rusadze

Donnerstag 28.04.2016 20:00 | Saal

Eintritt: 5,- €

Veranstalter/-in: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ Dr. Lily Fürstenow-Khositashvili


Georgische Filmreihe

A Fold in My Blanket (Chemi Sabnis Nakeci) by Zaza Rusadze

Drama, Georgia 2013, 75 min, Georgian Original with English subtitles

A subtle drama set in a small Georgian town. The film received a controversial public response and critical acclaim due to its refined analysis of human relationships including those of sexual minorities in Georgian society. The thriller plot is interwoven with dream-like visual elements. The director tells the story of a young man, Dmitrij, and his quest to escape the conformity of society.

In February 2013 the film opened the Panorama's main program of 63rd Berlinale.
Jury Prize, Best Feature Film - Queer Lisboa. Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer, 2013
Nominated for FIPRESCI Prize & Golden Firebird Award - Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2013 

Director: Zaza Rusadze

Zaza Rusadze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1977. Rusadze worked for the Georgian State TV for several years. In 1996 he was accepted at the film school HFF "Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam in directing class and moved to Germany. During his study Zaza has worked as News Cutter for German TV Channels and as a translator for the Film Festivals in Berlin, Leipzig and Cottbus. In 2003 Zaza Rusadze received his degree in directing. Zaza worked as assistant director on film sets of Ineke Smits, Dito Tsintsadze, Otar Ioseliani, Julia Lokttev, Thierry and Téona Grenade, Martin Koolhoven. In 2007 Rusadze founded the Film Production and Distribution Company Zazarfilm in Tbilisi and splits his time between Europe and Georgia since. From 2015 Zaza works in the Selection Committee of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.

Dmitrij: Tornike Bziava
Andrej: Tornike Gogrichiani
Alexander: Avtandil Makharadze
Flagman: Giorgi Nakashidze
Jacob: Zura Kipshidze
Irina: Ljudmila Mgebrishvili-Artemieva
Anna: Marina Janashia
Medea: Maka Makharadze
Elisso: Daredjan Kharshiladze
Vladimer: Shota Qristesashvili
Lasha: Akaki Khidasheli
David: Giorgi Giorganashvili


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Kurzfilme im Foyer:

I. Tamar Magradze - Au-Pair, 2014, 6 min.

As the economic situation in Georgia is far behind Western European standards, majorities of the population are unable to engage and realize themselves in social and civic activities. In a situation like this, the young generation for whom their prospects do not exceed ironic promises of political parties during elections, migration seems the only solution.

The film shows one of these well adapted strategies, mostly used by young women under-25, who want to participate in a one-year cultural exchange program, in order to avoid financial requirements and exhausting bureaucracy associated with migration to Europe for study or other reasons. Once accepted on this cultural program, they appear in various European cities and that’s the point when they realize their expectations have not met reality.

II. “We shall survive in the memory of others,” Vilém Flusser Interviews

“We shall survive in the memory of others,” Vilém Flusser Interviews
hg. von Miklós Peternák für das Center for Communication and Culture, Budapest, sowie von Marcel Marburger und Siegfried Zielinski für das Vilém Flusser Archiv

III. Musquiqui Chyhying - The Jog, 2014

Musquiqui Chyhying - The Jog 2014

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Vilém Flusser Archivs an der Universität der Künste Berlin.


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