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THE DAZZLING LIGHT OF SUNSET

დაისის მიზიდულობა

74' 2016

AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX EUROPE FROM 2021

Flanked by her phlegmatic sidekick, Dariko is the only outside broadcast journalist at a local Georgian television channel. With derisory resources, she races from one report to another to give an honest, if not objective, image of the current events that shape her environment: from the capture of a “giant” owl to the obituaries—where we thus learn that the bearer of the Soviet flag fluttering over the Berlin Reichstag in 1945 has just been buried—passing via the elections. Noticed with Bakhmaro (2011), Salomé Jashi provides, with humour, distance and a consummate sense of framing, a pseudo-ethnographical portrait of a community that, due to modernity and technological miniaturisation, has never ceased to gather material about itself. The multiplication of camera angles (journalist, filmmaker, amateur filmmakers) in The Dazzling Light of Sunset induces a relative competition between images and their distinct depth of focus. She turns the micro-events that punctuate this tragi-comedy with absurd overtones into revealing examples of a country that has begun a still chaotic transition.

 

Emmanuel Chicon of Visions du Réel

Produced by Urte Amélie Fink, Salomé Jashi and Gregor Streiber

Sakdoc Film and inselfilm filmproduktion

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          Awards
Main Award for first feature film at Visions du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland , 2016
Main Award at Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile, 2016
Main Award for Best Central and Eastern European Film, Astra Film Festival, Romania, 2016
Main Award for Best Central and Eastern European Film, Jihlava IDFF, 2016
Best Debut, Jihlava, IDFF, 2016
Special Award of the Cinemateque of the City of Ourense, Ourense IFF, 2016
Main Award - Big Stamp of the International Competition, ZagrebDox 2017
Best Documentary - Festival du Film Subversif de Metz, 2017
Festival International Jean Rouch - Grand Prix Nanook - Jean Rouch, 2017

          Nominations
Silver Eye Awards, Jihlava IDFF, Czechia , 2016
Golden Key Award, Kesseler IFF, Germany , 2016

          Other selected screenings
Film Society of Lincoln Center, NY. Arsenal, Berlin.  Regent Street Cinema, London

           Broadcasts
Arte, MDR, YLE, Al Jazeera Balkans, New Zealand Public Broadcaster, Current Time TV

           Support
Robert Bosch Stiftung for coproduction, MDR/Arte, YLE, Georgian National Film Center

           Selected reviews and programming

Cineuropa

Nonfics

Boston Globe

Arsenal

Filmkommentaren

Modern Times Review