CinéDOC MOVIE ARCHIVE
199 Little Heroes / 199 პატარა გმირი
What does the journey to school mean for a child? What do they see and what do they experience? The variety of school journeys around the world is endless, fascinating and full of surprises.
69 Minutes of 86 Days / 86 დღის 69 წუთი
From an unfamiliar Greek port to the quiet streets of Uppsala, Sweden, a brave three-year-old Syrian refugee makes the long journey through Europe with her family to find comfort and a fresh start in a new home.
690 VOPNAFJORDUR / 690 ვოპნაფიორდური
Description: In the middle of nowhere where most could not even imagine living, the 645 villagers of Vopnafjörður can't think of a better place to call home.
90 Seconds in North Korea / 90 წამი ჩრდილოეთ კორეაში
Two lovers cycling through the forest, school children crossing the street, men playing football on the beach, women playing with inflatable toys in the shallows, a father carrying his child to the park.
A Family Affair / ოჯახური ურთიერთობები
On his 30th birthday, Tom Fassaert receives a mysterious invitation from his 95-year-old grandmother Marianne to come visit her in South Africa. At that time, the only thing he knows about her are the myths and predominantly negative stories his father told him. She was a femme fatale who went through countless men, a famous model in the 1950s, and a mother that put her two sons into a children’s home. Fassaert decides to accept her invitation. But when his grandmother makes an unexpected confession, his venture becomes much more complicated than he could ever have imagined.
A Maid for Each / მოსამსახურე ყველას
Domestic work is a real market in Lebanon, segmented according to the national and ethnic origins of the workers and in which the Lebanese employer is master and the worker the property.
A Mere Breath / უბრალო სუნთქვა
A MERE BREATH explores the profound contradictory nature of family love. Both a journey of initiation and a theological parable, the film follows 7 years in the life of Sicrea family in Romania, capturing, in painterly tableaux of sheer poetry, the trials and tribulations of Dobrin, his wife Lia and their 3 children. Dobrin is waiting for a miracle to happen, to enable his youngest daughter to get up from her wheelchair and walk. As we see his children becoming adults, we witness how his close connection to God deeply impacts the family relationships. The film reveals the absurdity and beauty, the frailty and power of the human being, caught between love and faith, earth and heaven.
Adaptation / ადაპტაცია
This experimental film portrays real life on screen, and shows different groups of people living in Yerevan today... The director’s impression of the city are the film’s focal point, every moment adapted to a different mood and period of life.
Ain’t No Cinderellas! / ჩვენ არ ვართ კონკიები !
They come to our houses, stoic and quiet; they clean up after us, never once complaining, while we often neglect to notice them, their problems and their pain.
All That Passes by Through a Window That Doesn’t Open / ყველაფერი, რაც დახურული ფანჯრიდან ჩანს
Across the Caucasus Azerbaijani men labor to build a new railroad promising to bring glory to a new generation, while across the closed borders of Armenia a lonely stationmaster sits idle in an abandoned railroad depot, where for the last twenty years he awaits the return of the trains.
All These Sleepless Nights / ეს უძილო ღამეები
Director Michal Marczak tests the limits of the documentary in this story about two students on the verge of adulthood: it’s never entirely clear whether events have been staged for the camera or actually happened.
Animals / ცხოველები
The Zoology Gallery of the National Natural History Museum was closed to the public for a quarter of a century, leaving hundreds of stuffed animals in a forgotten twilight zone.
Anniversary of The Revolution / რევოლუციის წლისთავი
After years and years of searching, the Russian film critic and researcher Nikolai Izvolov finally found the long-lost footage of Dziga Vertov’s first feature-length film in the Russian State Documentary Film & Photo Archive.
Apollo Javakheti / აპოლო ჯავახეთი
Bandura is growing up with his single mother in the Georgian region of Javakheti. The climate is harsh, the roads are bad and the views are gray and rocky. In the rural village where he lives, time seems to have stood still.
Around the World in 50 Concerts / 50 კონცერტი მსოფლიოს გარშემო
In 2013 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra tours the whole world to celebrate its 125th anniversary: 50 concerts spread over 6 continents. Unbounded passion and love for music brings musicians and concert goers together. Documentary maker Heddy Honigmann lands with the orchestra in Buenos Aires, Soweto and St Petersburg and shows how the ensemble succeeds in gaining the hearts of people with a different cultural background. A journey to the kernel and the power of music which knows how to touch unexpected emotions and which helps to overcome the pain of living.
BELLE DE NUIT / ღამის მშვენიერება
"Please mention that I am a painter, a writer and a revolutionary whore!" Grisélidis Réal The film is an immersion in the writings of Grisélidis Réal, scandalous public woman and tells the personal and dazzling journey of an extraordinary person. Fictional images inspired from texts, drawings, photographs, historical archives, interviews, knit the plurial portrait of a beautiful rebel always seeking for freedom and belongingness. It's about rebellion and life. A life being written, also revealing a beautiful writer.
BLOOD / სისხლი
Description: How precious is the blood that flows in your veins? A mobile blood donation center travels in remote areas of Russia offering people to give away their blood in exchange for a pitiful amount of money designated by the government.
Before the Last Curtain Falls / ფარდის დაშვებამდე
Before the Last Curtain Falls is a film that explores the lives of six aging and highly unique transsexuals and drag queens in their sixties and seventies, through the prism of a great dance, theatre, cabaret and music show called “Gardenia”.
Belonging / მიკუთვნება
In 2016, Sanela Ljumanovic, a teacher in a typical Sarajevo grade school was approached by the mother of six-year-old Zejd Coralic with a question: would Sanela be willing to allow Zejd, who is deaf, to be included in the class.
Better Than Dog / ძაღლზე უკეთესი
Better Than Dog – The story of a unique Georgian musician – Gia Iashvili, who makes music for the sake of creating and remains little-known in his own country. The film is an uncompromising account on the music of The Sky Diving Penguins (Gia’s Band) and the anecdote of the band’s British career cut short a decade ago. We travel through on day in the life of Gia Iashvili and share a close look at his joys, his pains and the admirable relationship with his son.
Beyond Wriezen / ვრიზენს მიღმა
Daniel Abma’s documentary accompanies three young offenders - Imo (22), Jano (17) and Marcel (25) - on the day they are released from Wriezen prison in Brandenburg, eastern Germany, and over the three years that follow. The young men’s new life begins at Wriezen station, where they all set out hoping for the same things: a job, somewhere to live, a girlfriend. Three simple concepts, but the very first day turns out differently for each of the protagonists
Bikes VS Cars / ველოსიპედები მანქანების წინააღმდეგ
Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis we must talk about: Climate, earth's resources, cities where the surface is consumed by cars. The bike is a great tool for change, but the interests who gain from cars invest billions each year on lobby and ads to protect their business. Shot in the US, Canada, Brazil, Colombia and Europe, we meet people fight for better cities, cities with a human scale.
Black Square / შავი კვადრატი
After spending many years behind bars, Anna left prison only to find herself in a place she could not recognize. She missed the collapse of Communism, civil wars and other dramatic changes in her home country, Georgia. Her friends and family had grown distant. The only thing that remained constant was the government’s indifference and public contempt toward female drug abusers like her. Living alone in a tiny apartment in Tbilisi, Anna connects with other women her to fight for their rights. She meets an old friend Tamazi, who lost ability to speak and work because of recreational drug abuse. Anna makes it her goal to help Tamazi in his struggle to receive unemployment benefits, while navigating her own way through a tough life as a female drug user in Georgia.
Bonfires and Stars / კოცონი და ვარსკვლავები
The film tells a story of a Moscow-based electronic musician Moa Pillar travelling to Caucasus in the South of Russia - in order to find a way to collaborate with local traditional musicians that represent the tradition that is deeply rooted in the history of the country and its inner struggles.
Bread and Circuses / პური და სანახაობა
Two young men – members of nongovernmental organization, together with the film director and his staff, are traveling around the different parts of Georgia in order to detect individuals who have unlawfully incarcerated innocent bears.
Brothers / ძმები
After 80 years of exile two brothers come back to Poland from Kazakhstan. The aim is to set their place in the new world. They face obstacles of character differences. One of them is a painter and a dreamer, the other one – a pragmatic engineer. They are as different as ink and water and as inseparable as a flower from its stem. They want to rebuild their lives in spite of dramatic events that the fate sends down on them when their house, with several thousands of paintings, burns down and when one brother has put the other brother in the center for elderly people. The race against time begins now. Will they be fast enough?
Camera Woman / ოპერატორი ქალი
With enthusiastic musicians and ornate wedding parties setting the stage, we meet Khadija, a Moroccan divorcee who works as a camerawoman at weddings in Casablanca. As the film unfolds, Khadija talks candidly about the issues she faces and the competing forces at play in the lives of women in Morocco.
Cecilia / სესილია
Cecilia is an investigative documentary that sheds light on the growing problem of child labour trafficking in India through its central characters - a 54 year old housekeeper and her employers. When 14 year old daughter of Cecilia, the housekeeper is trafficked and found dead in Delhi, her employers Pankaj and Sunaina decide to help her get justice. As the trio battle corruption at all levels, they find themselves navigating a complex network of cops, traffickers, judges, lawyers, villagers and family members.
Cinema, Mon Amour / კინო, ჩემი სიყვარული
Cinema, Mon Amour follows the story of Viktor Purice - a manager, former projectionist and lifetime cinephile and his two loyal employees, Cornelia & Lorena, in their everyday battle to preserve the Dacia Panoramic Cinema in Piatra Neamt - one of the last remaining cinemas in Romania today.
Counting Days and Years / დღეებისა და წლების მოლოდინში
Many children live with a secret they think they are alone with. All three protagonists of the film are trying to find ways to cope with the problem they all have in common. ‘Counting Days and Years’ narrates the stories of these children using a playful imagery to let viewers into their inner worlds.
Cries and Disturbs the Others / ტირის და სხვებს აწუხებს
In 1932 Linnea Carlsson disappeared from the family farm. When she returned, thirty years later, she was a different person. What had happened to her? Cries and Disturbs the Others is a short documentary about normality, painful memories and mental illness.
Crowley – Every Cowboy Needs His Horse / ქროული – ყველა ქოვბოის სჭირდება ცხენი
Which boy doesn’t dream of being a cowboy? For 11-year-old Crowley it’s just a part of life, he lives on a ranch in America with his father. But one must learn a lot and sometimes show courage to become a “real” cowboy. For Crowley this starts with a wild horse he is told to tame.
Current Time TV Presentation / Current Time TV-ის პრეზენტაცია
Current Time TV presents in special screenings at CinéDOC-Tbilisi the documentary, “Parajanov. A Ticket To Eternity”, tells about the life of Sergey Parajanov, a prominent Soviet- era filmmaker who created in Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia and was persecuted by the communist government for his views on the pretext of his homosexuality.
DIYAR / მიწა
Devrim, an yoga instructor residing in Istanbul, undertakes a form of therapy called “Family Constellation”, and as a result finds out that her feelings of loneliness and lack of belonging are connected to her great-grandfather Yusuf, who was orphaned during 1915 Armenian genocide and was adopted by her family.
Dancing for You / ვცეკვავ შენთვის
Dancing for You is a musical and visual film about Vilde, a charming 12-year-old girl with a talent in an unusual field, especially for her gender: a physically-demanding Norwegian solo dance called Halling.
Deep Water / ღრმად წყალში
13-year-old professional swimmer Dominik learns that he has to stop swimming for health reasons. This is the story of him and his single mother, both trying their best to cope with their new situation.
Didube, the Last Stop / დიდუბე, ბოლო გაჩერება
In the middle of the busiest station, there is a small, peaceful veterinarian shop, where the silence is only broken by the outside noises. The owner of the pharmacy, Niko is sitting behind a glass counter with his wife Tsitso.
Do You Belleve In Love ? / გჯერათ სიყვარულის?
Even though Tova does not believe in love, she has had a remarkable success as a matchmaker. And so, people flock to her apartment where her husband, housekeeper, and daughter weigh in as she divines matches.
Don Juan / დონ ჟუანი
Twenty-two-year-old Oleg doesn’t live up to his mother Marina’s idea of a real man. She thinks he’s an autistic loafer. Oleg doesn’t have any need for friendships, either. Marina wants him to improve his life and subjects him to a series of unconventional treatments. In one particularly uncomfortable scene, we see the therapist riding him as if he were a horse. Another psychiatrist tells Oleg how useless he is and that he will always be alone. Strangely enough the camera seems to be welcome everywhere, and it closely follows these dramatic developments. When will Oleg be allowed to be himself at last? Salvation eventually comes from an unexpected source. It is an encouraging victory for humanity.
Double Aliens / ორმაგად უცხონი
Road maps are open, endless texts that may contain any number of stories, including the story of the traveler himself. A filmmaker from the north and a photographer from the south travel to a strange place.
Dreamcatcher / სიზმართმჭერი
“It’s not your fault” are four magic words Brenda – a former teenage prostitute with a drug habit – offers women and young girls, as she helps them break the cycle of sexual abuse and exploitation.
ENDLESS ESCAPE, ETERNAL RETURN / უსასრულო გაქცევა, მუდმივი დაბრუნება
In Armenia, the events of early 90’s – the catastrophic earthquake, Nagorno-Karabakh War and the collapse of the Soviet Union – changed the lives of Armenian people forever, many of them, lost and adrift, started to seek a way out of the country.
Eternal Hunting Grounds / მარადიული სანადირო ადგილები
Two children play on an island, in an open coastal landscape. They have a game they love to play: to search under stones, on the beach, in the mud, and in the fields.
Europe, She Loves / ევროპა, მას უყვარს
In Sevilla JUAN, 21, and CARO, 23, experience the wonder of a young love. However, Juan is without a plan for the life that lies ahead of him and she desperately needs one. SIOBHAN, aged 28, and TERRY, 23, live in Dublin . When they first met they have fallen for love and heroin like other young habitants of this cold weathered town. But now sober for some time, on their way to lead a common life, their passion seems to disappear. In Tallinn , close to the northeastern border of Europe, VERONIKA, a 29 year old go-go dancer, and her partner HARRI, 31, find themselves caught up in the toil of a patchwork family. Her oldest son proves to be a challenge for Veronikas confidence in Harri. She wants him to accept Artur as his own. Meanwhile in Thessaloniki, Greece, PENNY, 23, is about to leave her longtime lover NICO, 31, to go to work in Italy. But how do you leave someone who loves you too much? Those four couples, geographically separated, love each other in a period of upheaval. The physical and emotional sphere becomes the only refuge in the fight for a future. An episodic and interweaved parable for a continent and the women within. Sevilla, Tallinn, Dublin, Thessaloniki. Europe, she loves.
Famous in Ahmedabad / ცნობილი აჰმადაბადში
Set during the kaleidoscopic backdrop of the kite-flying festival in India, 'Amdavad Ma Famous', witnesses the transformation of an 11-year-old Zaid from a boy next door to an aggressive and a passionate kite-runner until he comes across a hindrance that prevents him from flying kites on the terrace. And thus begins the fight for the terrace on the day of the biggest kite flying festival in India.
Female Pleasure / ქალური სიამოვნება
The film portrays five courageous, smart and self-determined women who are breaking the silence imposed by the archaic-patriarch societies and religious communities.
Flowers in the Shadows / ყვავილები ჩრდილში
Women from across the country gather at the Grand Hotel for a midsummer weekend in Braila, Romania.They gather for one reason: the beauty pageant, held annually. It is a contest like many others, except for one thing. Here, it is inner beauty that counts. And for good reason: the organizers and contestants are visually handicapped.
Gabriel Reports on the World Cup / გაბრიელი მსოფლიო თასის შესახებ
“Gabriël reports on the World Cup” is about the duty of the government to do everything that is necessary to secure children’s rights.
Girl Against Gravity / გოგონა გრავიტაციის წინააღმდეგ
The film is about an 11-year-old girl Erdenchimeg from Mongolia who despite regular alcohol consumption and imprisonment in her family, fights to overcome these obstacles to become a great contortionist.
Goat for a Vote / თხა ხმის სანაცვლოდ
The recent elections in their country have left many Kenyans feeling relieved. Although not free of suspicions of fraud, the elections, held in 2013, proceeded in relative calm compared to the large-scale outbreaks of violence four years ago.
God, Thank You For Tea / ღმერთო, მადლობა ჩაისთვის
Description: In the 1950s Litauri, a village of 2697 residents, buzzed with life. Georgians, Russians, Armenians and Azerbaijanis flocked to the rural centre in western Georgia to work on the tea plantations that used to dot the region during the Soviet Union.
Granny Project / პროექტი ბებია
The film is a seven-year-long investigation of three young men coming to terms with their heritage. They do so through exploring the extraordinary lives of their grandmothers: an English spy, a dancer from Nazi Germany and a Hungarian communist, Holocaust survivor. These youngsters transport their grandmothers back to their youth and give us an insight into the transcendental connection between grandparents and grandchildren, on the verge of the 21st century.
Grozny Blues / გროზნოს ბლუზი
“Grozny Blues” follows a few people around Grozny, the capital of war-torn Chechnya where daily life is defined by political repression, constricting customs, forced Islamification and the failure to come to terms with recent history.
Half Eaten Cow / ნახევრად შეჭმული ძროხა
What are the adventures young boys and girls encounter when they herd cows in the mountains of Georgia? Kids tell their stories of touching the wild.
Created in collaboration with Civil Development Institute as part of the project “Strengthening Local Capacities for Children’s Rights Protection in Georgia”.
Harbourboyz / ნავსადგურის ბიჭები
Max, Emre, Jash, David and Hilson are five school friends who live in-between sea containers and large ships in Heijplaat, a working-class district in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Havana, One Way / ჰავანა, ერთი გზა
Before the change of the regime in Eastern Europe it was quite common that different socialist state’s citizens married each other and settled in one of their home countries.