Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? | Was sehen wir, wenn wir zum Himmel schauen?
A chance encounter at the gates of a school in Kutaisi in Georgia. Lisa and Giorgi bump into each other and a book falls to the ground. Clearly dazed, they arrange a date without even having told each other their names. It is love at first sight and, as if enchanted, things begin to come to life: the surveillance camera becomes an evil eye, the drainpipe an oracle, they close their eyes and – ding! The lovers are cursed, condemned to wake up the next day looking completely different. But it is precisely this supernatural obstacle to them meeting again which becomes their ticket to a world ruled entirely by the magic of the everyday – in all its simple beauty, tender comedy and an enthusiasm for football that infects young and old alike, even the phlegmatic street dog Vardy.
As in Let the Summer Never Come Again, it is the poetry of aimlessness that enables Alexandre Koberidze to make visible and narratable in cinema everything that we rarely perceive in the reality of our everyday lives. Get your lighters out because, as Gianna Nannini is allowed to sing so fervently in this gem of a film, the nights are indeed magical.
by Alexandre Koberidze
with Ani Karseladze, Giorgi Bochorishvili, Oliko Barbakadze, Giorgi Ambroladze, Vakhtang Panchulidze, Sofio Tchanishvili, Irina Chelidze, David Koberidze, Sofio Sharashidze
Germany / Georgia 2021 Georgian 150’ Colour

Part of the Berlinale Summer Special


  • Ani Karseladze (Lisa)
  • Giorgi Bochorishvili (Giorgi)
  • Oliko Barbakadze (Lisa)
  • Giorgi Ambroladze (Giorgi)
  • Vakhtang Panchulidze (Coffee Shop Owner)
  • Sofio Tchanishvili (Maya)
  • Irina Chelidze (Nino)
  • David Koberidze (Irakli)
  • Sofio Sharashidze (Ana)


Written and Directed by Alexandre Koberidze
Cinematography Faraz Fesharaki
Editing Alexandre Koberidze
Music Giorgi Koberidze
Sound Design Giorgi Koberidze
Sound Giorgi Koberidze
Production Design Maka Jebirashvili
Costumes Nino Zautashvili
Make-Up Lana Amoeva
Assistant Director Tamar Shubitidze
Producer Mariam Shatberashvili
Co-Producers Ketevan Kipiani, Anna Dziapshipa, Luise Hauschild
Co-Production Sakdoc Film Tiflis
New Matters Films Leipzig/Berlin

Produced by

Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)

Alexandre Koberidze

He was born in 1984 in Tbilisi, Georgia, where he studied micro economics and film production before relocating to Berlin to take a degree in directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). He has made several short films and the feature film Let the Summer Never Come Again which won international awards including the Grand Prix at the FIDMarseille.


2014 Der Fall; short film 2015 Colophon; short film 2017 Lass den Sommer nie wieder kommen (Let the Summer Never Come Again) 2018 Der perfekte Zuschauer; short film · Linger on Some Pale Blue Dot; short documentary 2021 Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt? (Was sehen wir, wenn wir zum Himmel schauen? / What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021