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

With

  • 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)

Crew

Written and Directed byAlexandre Koberidze
CinematographyFaraz Fesharaki
EditingAlexandre Koberidze
MusicGiorgi Koberidze
Sound DesignGiorgi Koberidze
SoundGiorgi Koberidze
Production DesignMaka Jebirashvili
CostumesNino Zautashvili
Make-UpLana Amoeva
Assistant DirectorTamar Shubitidze
ProducerMariam Shatberashvili
Co-ProducersKetevan Kipiani, Anna Dziapshipa, Luise Hauschild
Co-ProductionSakdoc 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.

Filmography

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