May 2016

 

Georgian Film Series: "Line of Credit" (Kreditis Limiti) by Salomé Alexi

Thursday 12.05.2016 8:00 PM | Saal

Admission: 5€

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ Dr. Lily Fürstenow-Khositashvili

Co-Operation

Georgian Film Series 
 

"Line of Credit" (Kreditis Limiti) by Salomé Alexi

Georgia/France/Germany 2014, 85 min., Georgian with English and Italian subtitles


Nino, a woman in her 40s, led a comfortable life in the Soviet Union, but in modern Georgia she finds it hard to keep up with the changes. Nino resolves to the most wide-spread practice of getting a mortgage loan at high interest. Little by little she gets deeper into debts, which becomes a vicious circle she cannot escape.
Nino’s story is one among 172 300 families, who lost their abode as a result of mortgage loans in 2009-2013. The number of these households makes 14% of Georgia’s population.

Director: Salomé Alexi

Salomé Alexi was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1966. She graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts. In 1988-1992 Salome worked as set and costume designer on several feature and short films, as well for the theatre productions. In 1996 she graduated from Directorial Department of FEMIS Paris Film School with Diploma of excellence. 1998- 1999 she worked for Council of Europe in Strasburg. Since year 2000 Salome Alexi lives between Tbilisi, Georgia and Hamburg, Germany. “Line of Credit” is her first feature-length film.


Here is an interview with the director.


 

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Under the generous support of the Vilém Flusser Archivs at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

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